Ultimate Guide to Fullframe E-Mount FE Lenses for Sony a1, a7 & a9 Series Cameras

fullframe E-Mount FE lenses for Sony a1, a7 & a9 series cameras

UPDATED: August 4, 2021 / ORIGINAL: September 30, 2014

Here’s a round-up of all the native Fullframe E-mount lenses for Sony a1, a7, a7 II, a7 III, a7C, a7R, a7RII, a7R III, a7R IV, a7S, a7S II, a7S III, a9 & a9 II cameras and FX3, FX6 & FX9 cinema cameras. All of these lenses will also work on Sony APS-C E-mount mirrorless cameras including Sony a5000, a5100, a6000, a6100, a6300, a6400, a6500, a6600 & Sony NEX mirrorless cameras.

 

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Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports LensSigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens | Price: $1,499
Ideal for wildlife, sports, landscapes, motorsports, and countless other photographic endeavors, offering features and image quality that professionals demand. This lens provides high rendering throughout the entire zoom range at all apertures, and ghosting, flare, and various types of aberrations are all well controlled. An updated and redesigned autofocus system offers both speed and precision using both an AF actuator driven by a stepping motor and a high-precision magnetic sensor.

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Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens | Price: $1,558
Extreme wide angle lens with fast f/1.8 maximum aperture is ideal for landscape, nature, architectural and astrophotography shooting low-light and increased control over depth of field Optical design incorporates two extra-low dispersion elements and one super ED element to reduce chromatic aberrations, plus two XA (extreme aspherical) elements that significantly control spherical aberrations for a high degree of image sharpness and clarity.

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Sony FE 24mm F2.8 G lens | $598
Combining ultra-compact form factor with advanced optical design for high degree of sharpness and clarity. The wide angle prime suits shooting everything from street to landscape and documentary photography. Its ultra-compact form factor and light weight won’t weigh you down. XD Linear Motor system that uses two separate focusing motors to deliver especially quiet, precise, and quick autofocus performance.

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Sony a7C + FE 24mm F2.8 G • 1/100 • F10 • ISO 100

Sony FE 40mm F2.5 G lens | $598
Combining ultra-compact form factor with advanced optical design for high degree of sharpness and clarity. The versatile focal length suits shooting everything from street to landscapes, portraiture, and documentary photography. Its ultra-compact form factor and light weight won’t weigh you down. XD Linear Motor system that uses two separate focusing motors to deliver especially quiet, precise, and quick autofocus performance.

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Sony FE 40mm F2.5 Compact Prime
Sony a7C + FE 40mm F2.5 G • 1/125 • F8 • ISO 100

Sony FE 50mm F2.5 G lens | $598
Combining ultra-compact form factor with advanced optical design for high degree of sharpness and clarity. This classic normal focal length prime lens suits shooting everything from street, portraiture, and documentary photography. Its ultra-compact form factor and light weight won’t weigh you down. XD Linear Motor system that uses two separate focusing motors to deliver especially quiet, precise, and quick autofocus performance.

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Sony FE 50mm F2.5 Compact Prime
Sony a7C + FE 50mm F2.5 G • 1/50 • F2.5 • ISO 100

Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM Lens | Price: $1,998
Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM combines ultrafast f/1.2 maximum aperture and 11-blade circular aperture for gorgeous G Master bokeh, along with best-in-class autofocus speed thanks to four XD linear AF motors. Three XA (eXtreme Aspherical) elements provide excellent spherical aberration control by reducing a variety of aberrations, color fringing, and distortion.

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Bodha at Yamashiro in Hollywood, California photographed with Sony Alpha 1 and FE 50mm F1.2 GM lens
Sony Alpha 1 + Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM • f/1.2 • 1/60 • ISO 2500

Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM Lens | Price: $1,398
This fast wide-angle prime features updated, sleek design and compact form factor. Ideal for street shooting, landscape and documentary photography, the fast maximum aperture excels in low light and for controlling depth of field. G Master lens design features an advanced optical design for well-corrected imagery with a high degree of sharpness and clarity.Two XA (eXtreme Aspherical) elements and one extra-low dispersion element reduce a variety of aberrations, color fringing, and distortion, and the optics are complemented by a Nano AR II coating that also suppresses flare and ghosting for improved contrast. XD Linear Motor system that uses two separate focusing motors to deliver especially quiet, precise, and quick autofocus performance.

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Sony a7R IV + FE 35mm F1.4 GM • 1/400 • F4.5 • ISO 320

Samyang AF 24mm f/1.8 FE lens | Price: $499
Weighing only 8.1 ounces and measuring just 2.8 inches in length, this new 24mm combines a compact and light form factor, a fast 1.8 aperture and a host of special features including customizable focus-hold button, astrophotography mode and custom switch. Other notable features include weather sealing in ve areas to protect from dust, light rain and snow, a wide-angle view of 83.7° and a short minimum focusing distance of 7.48”

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Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E | Price: $889
This versatile wide-angle to tele zoom with a f/2.8 constant maximum aperture ideal for shooting in available light and allowing control over depth of field. More lightweight and compact than similar 24-70mm lenses, it’s optical design incorporates two FLD and two SLD low-dispersion elements plus three aspherical elements that reduce a variety of aberrations to achieve high sharpness, enhanced clarity, and improved color accuracy.

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Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM Lens | Price: $2,998
This ultra-wide zoom features a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture ideal for working in available light and controlling depth of field. Its advanced optical design includes a series of XA, aspherical, Super ED, and ED elements, which combine to reduce a variety of aberrations and distortions for a high degree of sharpness, accurate rendering, and notable color accuracy.

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Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G | Price: $898
This ultra wide prime lens combines F1.8 max aperture with excellent corner-to-corner optical quality. Dual XD Linear Motor system is quick and quiet, and also provides more responsive control for manual focus operation. The lens also has a dust- and moisture-sealed design, along with a fluorine coating, to support shooting in inclement conditions.

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Native Sony FE Lenses

 

All Sony FE lenses use Linear Auto Focus for fast, precise and more responsive AF than is possible from the rotational stepping motors used by most third-party lens manufacturers.

Sony FE G Master Lenses

Sony G Master lenses are designed to combine both the ultimate in sharpness with spectacular bokeh. Their XA Extreme Asperical Lens Elements are designed to resolve an industry-best 50 line pairs per mm and with surface polished within tolerances of 0.01 microns for extremely smooth falloff in out-of-focus areas. They are quite simply the best lenses I’ve ever used.

Sony FE G Lenses

Sony G lenses lenses offer excellent optical quality at mid-tier prices. These premium lenses exceed the optical quality of top-end premium lenses from other camera manufacturers but they lack the 11-blade rounded aperture and molded XA Extreme Asperical lens elements found in G Master lenses.

Sony FE Non-Designated Lenses

Non-Designated Sony lenses are aimed to deliver quality optical performance at an affordable price. In some cases, such as the Sony FE 85mm F1.8 these non-designated Sony FE lenses might even exceed premium lenses from other camera brands.

Sony FE Zoom Lenses

 

Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM Lens | Price: $2,998
This ultra-wide zoom features a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture ideal for working in available light and controlling depth of field. Its advanced optical design includes a series of XA, aspherical, Super ED, and ED elements, which combine to reduce a variety of aberrations and distortions for a high degree of sharpness, accurate rendering, and notable color accuracy.

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Sony a7R IV + FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM at 12mm | 1/125 | F8 | ISO 100

Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G Lens | Price: $1,773
Ultra-wide zoom lens for full-frame Sony E-mount features constant f/4 maximum aperture. Sophisticated optical design incorporates aspherical and low dispersion glass elements to control both spherical and chromatic aberrations for improved sharpness and clarity. Nano AR Coating is applied to individual elements to reduce surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for greater contrast and color fidelity in bright, backlit situations.

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Sony a9 + FE 12-24mm F4 G Lens • 1/1250 • F4 • ISO 100

Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM Lens | Price: $2,198
The sharpest wide angle zoom ever made according to DxO Mark, this G Master wide-angle constant f/2.8 maximum aperture zoom offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range ideal for shooting in low-light. Optical design incorporates two extra-low dispersion elements to reduce chromatic aberrations along with two XA elements and three aspherical elements, which significantly control spherical aberrations for a high degree of image sharpness and clarity. Nano AR coating has been applied to limit ghosting and lens flare for increased contrast and color fidelity when working in harsh lighting.

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Sony a7R IV + Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM • 1/160 • F/2.8 • ISO 100

Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens | Price: $1,348
Constant f/4 maximum aperture wide-angle zoom lens designed for fullframe E-mount cameras, can also be used with Sony APS mirrorless cameras. Features a circular aperture that, through the use of curved blades, keeps the aperture almost perfectly circular from its wide-open setting to when it is closed for smoother, more natural defocusing highlights.

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Sony A7R + Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens at 16mm • 4 seconds • F/8 • ISO 100

Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM Lens | Price: $2,198
If you can only afford one lens – this would be my choice. 24-70mm is a great range for portrait photography because it allows you to shoot everything from wide environmental portraits to a tight intimate portrait and this flagship Sony lens is by far the best 24-70 on the market. Optical design incorporates three aspherical elements including one XA (extreme aspherical) and two extra-low dispersion elements for both excellent sharpness and exceptional bokeh.

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Sony a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM OSS • 1/200 • F/7.1 • ISO 100

Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Lens | Price: $1,298
The most-requested lens by our readers features a constant f/4 maximum aperture, maintains consistent performance throughout the wide-angle to short-telephoto zoom range. Designed for corner-to-corner sharpness at all focal lengths, its advanced optical design employs aspherical and extra-low dispersion glass elements to control color fringing, distortion, and a variety of aberrations for greater sharpness and clarity. Nano AR Coating suppresses lens flare and ghosting for high contrast and color accuracy when working in harsh light.

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Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens | Price: $898
Compact wide-angle to short telephoto zoom with constant f/4 aperture lens that remains fixed in length while zooming. Features one extra-low dispersion element and five aspherical elements to combat aberrations as well as a Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating to keep flare and ghosting to a minimum.

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Sony FE 24-240 F3.5-6.3 OSS Lens | Price: $998
Full-frame E-Mount telephoto zoom lens with the versatility to stretch from true wide-angle to super telephoto perspectives. Its advanced optical design includes 5 aspherical elements and 1 ED glass element for reduced chromatic and spherical aberrations in a compact design. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization facilitates sharper imaging in low light situations and when shooting at long telephoto lengths.

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Sony A7R + Sony FE 24-240 F3.5-6.3 OSS at 24mm and 240mm

Sony FE 28-60mm f/4-5.6 Lens | Price: $498
Compact wide-angle to long-normal zoom features retractable design ideal as a walkaround lens for street & travel photography. Optical design incorporates three aspherical elements to reduce distortion and spherical aberrations for greater sharpness and accurate rendering. Linear motor and internal focusing provide quick and quiet autofocus for stills and video.

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Sony a7CSony FE 28-60mm F4-5.6 • 1/80 sec • F8 • ISO 100

Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS | Price: $498
This full-frame E-Mount kit lens is available bundled as a kit with a7 & a7II. Provides good quality for it’s price and nearly silent focusing for video. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization lessens the appearance of camera shake when working in low-light conditions or with longer focal lengths.

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Sony FE 28-135mm f/4 G PZ OSS Lens | Price: $2,498
Designed to satisfy 4K video productions, the Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS Lens covers wide-angle to telephoto on full-frame or APS-C E-mount camcorders or still cameras. Featuring power-zoom control with SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) it allows precision and quiet operation with a variable speed and zoom rotation direction reversal capability. Three control rings (for zoom, focus, iris) offer manual control.

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Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS Lens | Price $2,598
Photojournalists, sports and wedding photographers rejoice! If you’ve been patiently waiting for a 70-200 F2.8 for E-mount, this lens is worth the wait. Like the other lenses in this series it’s incredibly sharp with nice balance for E-mount cameras.

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High Speed action with Sony a9 and 70-200 F2.8 GM lens
Sony a9 + Sony FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens • 1/500 • F2.8 • ISO 4000


Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS Lens | Price: $1,498
Versatile telephoto zoom lens that takes over right where the FE 24-70mm leaves off. Nicely balanced in size and weight for Sony a7 Series cameras to give you telephoto reach without weighing you down. The OSS settings on this lens are designed to work with Sony a7 Mark II IBIS.

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Sony A7R + FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS at 200mm • 1/800 • F/7.1 • ISO 100


Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS Lens | Price: $1,198
The most requested lens has finally been announced for Sony E-mount! This is a great lens for travel, landscapes and wildlife. Also an ideal choice for APS-C cameras like a6300 and a6000 where it offers the reach of a 450mm on fullframe.

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Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens | Price: $2,498
This telephoto zoom is designed for outstanding resolution and sharpness with minimal aberrations using one Super ED and two ED elements and Nano AR coating. Weighing in at just 49.2 oz, this compact 100-400mm lens features dual floating elements for fast AF and a 3.2′ minimum focusing distance for 0.35x magnification. It’s equipped with Optical SteadyShot image stabilization for outstanding performance at all focal lengths.

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Sony a9 + FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS Lens • 1/1000 • F10 • ISO 100

Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens | Price: $1,998
The top-requested lens by our readers offers outstanding resolution and sharpness with minimal aberrations features five ED elements and one aspherical element, plus Nano AR and fluorine coatings. It also features a relatively compact size through the use of an f/5.6-6.3 maximum aperture range, and it is equipped with both a Direct Drive SSM autofocus system and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization for performance at all focal lengths.

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Sony FE Prime Lenses

 

Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Lens | Price: $1,558
Extreme wide angle lens with fast f/1.8 maximum aperture is ideal for landscape, nature, architectural and astrophotography shooting low-light and increased control over depth of field Optical design incorporates two extra-low dispersion elements and one super ED element to reduce chromatic aberrations, plus two XA (extreme aspherical) elements that significantly control spherical aberrations for a high degree of image sharpness and clarity.

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Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G | Price: $898
This ultra wide prime lens combines F1.8 max aperture with excellent corner-to-corner optical quality. Dual XD Linear Motor system is quick and quiet, and also provides more responsive control for manual focus operation. The lens also has a dust- and moisture-sealed design, along with a fluorine coating, to support shooting in inclement conditions.

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Sony a7R IV + FE 20mm F1.8 G • F2.8 • 1/25 • ISO 320

Sony FE 24mm f/1.4 GM Lens | Price: $1,398
A great lens for photojournalists measuring just 3.0 inches x 3.64 inches and weighing 15.7 ounces making it the smallest and lightest in its class. This is a departure from previous GM lenses, which tend to be large in order not to sacrifice optical performance. Yet this lens manages to minimize size and weight without sacrificing optical performance.

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Sony FE 24mm F2.8 G lens | $598
Combining ultra-compact form factor with advanced optical design for high degree of sharpness and clarity. The wide angle prime suits shooting everything from street to landscape and documentary photography. Its ultra-compact fo rm factor and light weight won’t weigh you down. XD Linear Motor system that uses two separate focusing motors to deliver especially quiet, precise, and quick autofocus performance.

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Sony FE 24mm Compact Prime lens El Matador Beach
Sony a7C + FE 24mm F2.8 G • 1/100 • F10 • ISO 100

Sony-FE-28mm-F2Sony FE 28 F2.0 Lens | Price: $448
Full-frame compatible wide-angle prime lens for E-Mount mirrorless cameras. Its wide focal length and fast aperture make it a practical and versatile lens. Its optical design features Extra-low Dispersion glass elements which reduce chromatic aberrations and provide improved contrast. Also, aspherical and advanced aspherical elements minimize spherical aberrations and help to maintain the lens’ compact, lightweight form.

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Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM Lens | Price: $1,398
This fast wide-angle prime features updated, sleek design and compact form factor. Ideal for street shooting, landscape and documentary photography, the fast maximum aperture excels in low light and for controlling depth of field. G Master lens design features an advanced optical design for well-corrected imagery with a high degree of sharpness and clarity.Two XA (eXtreme Aspherical) elements and one extra-low dispersion element reduce a variety of aberrations, color fringing, and distortion, and the optics are complemented by a Nano AR II coating that also suppresses flare and ghosting for improved contrast. XD Linear Motor system that uses two separate focusing motors to deliver especially quiet, precise, and quick autofocus performance.

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Sony a7R IV + FE 35mm F1.4 GM • 1/400 • F4.5 • ISO 320

Sony FE 35 F1.4 ZA Lens | Price: $998
Classic wide-angle focal length, this fast f/1.4 lens provides low light capability and shallow depth of field control. Its advanced optical design includes aspherical and advanced aspherical (AA) lens elements combined with Zeiss T* coating to deliver outstanding image resolution and suppresses reflections for excellent contrast and clarity. Responsive aperture ring can be clicked or de-clicked with the flip of a switch on the lens barrel.

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Sony A7R + Sony FE 35 F1.4 ZA • 1/125 • F/5 • ISO 100

Sony FE 35mm F1.8 Lens | Price: $748
Here’s the lens many of you asked for – the Sony FE 35mm F1.8 prime lens. Like Sony’s extremely popular FE 85 F1.8, Sony FE 35mm F1.8 offers excellent image quality at a moderate price. Linear XD Autofocus not only provides extremely fast and responsive AF and allows the lens to be lighter and smaller than the competition.

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Sony-FE-35Sony FE 35mm f/2.8 ZA Lens | Price: $598
This compact prime lens is my favorite wide angle walk-around lens for street photography on Sony a7 Series cameras. Despite being the smallest Sony FE lens, this baby is deceptively sharp. (See more images here)

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Sony a7R + FE 35mm F2.8 ZA • 1/320 • F5.6 • ISO 200


Sony FE 40mm F2.5 G lens | $598
Combining ultra-compact form factor with advanced optical design for high degree of sharpness and clarity. The versatile focal length suits shooting everything from street to landscapes, portraiture, and documentary photography. Its ultra-compact form factor and light weight won’t weigh you down. XD Linear Motor system that uses two separate focusing motors to deliver especially quiet, precise, and quick autofocus performance.

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Sony FE 40mm F2.5 Compact Prime
Sony a7C + FE 40mm F2.5 G • 1/125 • F8 • ISO 100

Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM Lens | Price: $1,998
Sony FE 50mm f/1.2 GM combines ultrafast f/1.2 maximum aperture and 11-blade circular aperture for gorgeous G Master bokeh, along with best-in-class autofocus speed thanks to four XD linear AF motors. Three XA (eXtreme Aspherical) elements provide excellent spherical aberration control by reducing a variety of aberrations, color fringing, and distortion.

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Bodha at Yamashiro in Hollywood, California photographed with Sony Alpha 1 and FE 50mm F1.2 GM lens
Sony Alpha 1 + Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM • f/1.2 • 1/60 • ISO 2500

Sony-FE-50-1-4-ZASony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA Lens | Price: $1,498
This Zeiss Planar-design normal lens features one Advanced Aspherical, one aspherical, and one extra-low dispersion element for ultimate corner-to-corner sharpness along with pleasing bokeh. It joins the FE 35mm 1.4 ZA and 85mm 1.4 GM in a trio of lenses offering a manual de-clickable aperture ring ideal for video.

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Sony-FE-50mm-F1-8-lensSony FE 50mm f/1.8 Lens | Price: $248
Sony’s Nifty Fifty is just the lens for everyone asking for affordable FE glass! It’s double-gauss optical design incorporates one aspherical element to control spherical aberrations. While it won’t match the sharpness of the legendary Sony FE 55 F1.8 ZA or FE 50 F1.4 ZA, it offers great performance for just $248.

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Sony FE 50mm F2.5 G lens | $598
Combining ultra-compact form factor with advanced optical design for high degree of sharpness and clarity. This classic normal focal length prime lens suits shooting everything from street, portraiture, and documentary photography. Its ultra-compact form factor and light weight won’t weigh you down. XD Linear Motor system that uses two separate focusing motors to deliver especially quiet, precise, and quick autofocus performance.

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Sony FE 50mm F2.5 Compact Prime
Sony a7C + FE 50mm F2.5 G • 1/50 • F2.5 • ISO 100

Sony-FE-55Sony FE 55mm/1.8 ZA Lens | $998
This is one of the sharpest lenses I’ve ever owned – virtually on par with the performance of the legendary $4,000 Zeiss 55mm/1.4 Otus lens yet at a perfect size for Sony E-mount cameras. Great look when used wide open for shallow depth-of-field portraits.

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portrait with Sony a7R and FE 55mm F1.8 ZA lens
Sony a7R + FE 55mm F1.8 ZA • 1/4000 • F2.2 • ISO 200

Sony-FE-50-Macro-F2-8Sony FE 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens | Price: $498
Sony’s latest FE lens is a compact, sub-$500 macro that many Sony user have asked for. The optical design also incorporates both an aspherical and an extra-low dispersion element, which work to suppress chromatic and spherical aberrations for increased clarity throughout the focus range.

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Sony-FE-85mm-1-4-G-MasterSony FE 85mm F1.4 GM Lens | Price: $1,798
This is an absolutely great lens for tight portraits. It’s extremely sharp wide open at F1.4 with shallow depth of field and beautiful bokeh. If you’re a portrait photographer, the FE 85mm F1.4 G Master plus the FE 24-70 F2.8 G Master could easily cover 99% of you your needs.

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sony-fe-85mm-f1-8Sony FE 85mm F1.8 Lens | Price: $598
Joining the FE 28mm f/2 and FE 50mm f/1.8 in creating a more affordable and accessible system while still providing excellent optical performance. It uses an ED element to reduce aberrations, as well as a nine-blade circular aperture for smooth bokeh. It features a double linear motor system for fast, quiet autofocus. The lens is designed for manual focus, as well, and it has a programmable focus hold button.

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Sony-FE-90mm-F2-8Sony FE 90 F2.8 Macro G OSS Lens | Price: $1,098
Optimized for macro and close-up portrait photography, this medium telephoto lens utilizes an aspherical element along with extra-low dispersion and super extra-low dispersion glass and Nano AR Coating that suppresses reflections for exceptional image quality. Internal focus system in which only the middle optical groups move when focusing provides fast autofocus action and a short minimum focus distance of 11″.

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Elliott Erwitt photographed with Sony a7RII and FE 90mm Macro
Sony a7R II + Sony FE 90mm F2.8 G OSS • 1/320 • F/2.8 • ISO 400

sony-fe-100mm-f2-8-stf-gm-ossSony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS lens | Price: $1,498
Incorporating an apodization lens element to create exceptionally smooth, rounded bokeh while maintaining tack-sharp focus on the subject. This newly designed element nearly eliminates peripheral highlight distortion from vignetting and works with the 11-blade circular aperture to produce pleasing out-of-focus areas. The apodization lens element reduces light transmission to T5.6 when set to the lens’s maximum f/2.8 aperture.

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Sony FE 100mm F2.8 G Master lens
Sony a7RII + Sony FE 100mm F2.8 STF GM OSS • F2.8/T5.6 • 1/20 sec • ISO 100

Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM Lens | Price: $1,898
The lens YOU readers asked for – Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM which may be Sony’s best lens to date thanks to fast responsive AF from Twin XD Linear Floating Focus Groups, XA Extreme and Super ED Glass for extreme sharpness and beautiful bokeh! This is a great lens for portraits, weddings, sports and pretty much any time you want a razor sharp medium telephoto.

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Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM with IR modified a7R
Sony a7R (IR modified) + Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM • F16 • 1/15 • ISO 200

Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS Lens | Price: $11,998
Sony finally made a FE 400 2.8…and it’s a beaut! Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS is the lightest, sharpest and fastest focusing four-hundred-two-eight ever made thanks to ground-breaking lens design featuring a XD Linear focus motor! The fast 2.8 aperture provides great depth of field control for isolating subjects as well as maximizing performance for low-light shooting situations. Three fluorite elements reduce chromatic aberration and one ED element further increases performance and image quality by reducing flare and ghosting while shooting in harsh conditions. Compatible with Sony FE 1.4X & 2X Teleconverters which offer the added versatility of a 560mm F4 and 800mm F5.6

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Sony a9 + Sony FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS • 1/800 • F2.8 • ISO 800

Sony FE 600mm F4 G Master OSS Lens | Price: $12,998
This bright aperture super telephoto features lightweight design ideal for sports, news, wildlife, and nature photographers. The f/4 aperture and eleven-blade circular diaphragm provide great depth of field control for isolating subjects, as well as maximizing performance for low-light shooting situations. Three fluorite elements and one XA (extreme aspherical) element reduce chromatic aberration and color bleeding, while two ED (extra-low dispersion) elements and a Nano AR lens coating further increase performance and image quality by reducing flare, ghosting, and spherical aberations while shooting in harsh conditions. Compatible with Sony FE 1.4X & 2X Teleconverters which offer the added versatility of a 840mm F5.6 and 1200mm F8

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Sony a9 + Sony FE 600mm F4 GM OSS • 1/1000 • F4 • ISO 200

Sony FE 1.4X & FE 2X Teleconverters ($548 each)

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THIRD-PARTY FULLFRAME E-MOUNT LENSES

 

Zeiss Batis Auto Focus E-Mount Lenses

 

This pair of the Zeiss E-mount lenses could be called ‘Baby Otus’ for their similarity to legendary Zeiss Otus lenses. They feature linear motors for fast, smooth autofocus performance and an OLED display that highlights the focus distance and depth of field range.

Zeiss-Batis-18mm-F2-8-E-MountZeiss Batis 18mm F2.8 E-mount Lens | Price: $1,499
Featuring a Distagon concept with a floating elements design that maintains consistent sharpness and illumination throughout the focusing range, and a series of aspherical and special glass elements help to control both chromatic and spherical aberrations. Well-suited to interior, architectural and astrophotography, the Batis 18mm f/2.8 blends its extremely wide 99° angle of view with a high degree of functionality.

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Zeiss-Batis-25-2-lensZeiss Batis 25mm f/2.0 Lens | Price: $1,299
Wide-angle prime designed specifically for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. The innovative design of this lens makes it a great fit for anyone looking for a premium quality wide prime lens for Sony a7-series cameras.

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Zeiss Batis 40mm f/2 CF Lens | Price: $1,299
This lens employs a Distagon optical concept with a floating elements design, which maintains consistent sharpness and illumination throughout the focusing range, and a series of aspherical and low dispersion glass elements help to control both chromatic and spherical aberrations. Fast autofocus is provided by a linear motor that maintains quick, quiet, and smooth performance.

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Zeiss-Batis-85-1-8-lensZeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 Lens | Price: $1,199
This short telephoto portrait lens has a f/1.8 maximum aperture for greater focus control and enhanced low-light shooting and is the first lens manufactured by Zeiss that includes Optical Stabilization. While I personally prefer the Bokeh and speed of the Sony FE 85mm F1.4 GM this offers a smaller, lower-priced option when F1.8 is “fast enough.”

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zeiss-batis-135mm-f2-8Zeiss Batis 135mm F2.8 OSS lens | Price: $1,699
Mid-length telephoto prime designed for full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras is perfect for portraiture, weddings and travel photography. Characterized as an apochromat, the Sonnar optical design helps to virtually eliminate chromatic aberrations and color fringing, and also benefits overall sharpness and clarity.

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Muay Thai Boxing, Koh Samui, Thailand Zeiss Batis 135mm
Sony a7RII + Zeiss Batis 135mm F2.8 • 1/60 sec • F5.0 • ISO 100

Zeiss Loxia Manual Focus E-Mount Lenses

 

If you prefer the touch and feel of a manual lenses for Sony E-mount cameras, Zeiss Loxia are a great choice. Not only are Loxia designed for digital sensors – they offer features not found on other manual focus glass including full electronic communication with Sony E-mount bodies. Metadata is recorded and focus magnification works as seamlessly as with a native lens. Zeiss Loxia manual focus lenses are designed for Sony E-mount sensors featuring a manual aperture ring that can be ‘de-clicked’ for silent operation best-suited for filmmakers.

Zeiss-Loxia-21mmZeiss Loxia 21mm F2.8 T* Lens for Sony E Mount | Price: $1,499
Featuring a compact form factor well-suited for full-frame Sony E mount mirrorless cameras, based on the Distagon optical concept for reduced distortion as well as consistent, even illumination and sharpness from edge to edge. The optical design also incorporates four anomalous partial dispersion elements and one aspherical element to control chromatic aberrations and increase overall clarity and color accuracy. Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating minimizes lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast.

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zeiss-loxia-25mm-f2-4-e-mount-lensZeiss Loxia 25mm F2.4 T* Lens for Sony E Mount | Price: $1,299
Featuring a compact form factor 2.9″ in length, the Zeiss Loxia 25mm f/2.4 Lens is a wide-angle prime is based on the Distagon optical concep that’s sharp and free of distortion from edge to edge. Optical construction incorporates two anomalous partial dispersion elements and one aspherical lens to control chromatic aberrations and increase clarity and color accuracy. Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating minimizes lens flare and ghosting.

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Zeiss-Loxia-35-2Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens for Sony E Mount | Price: $1,299
Marrying traditional handling with a digitally-optimized design, the Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens is a prime wide-angle lens for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless digital cameras. Utilizing a nearly symmetrical optical layout based on the Biogon concept, this lens incorporates one element made from anomalous partial dispersion glass in order to suppress chromatic aberrations and distortion.

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Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon
Sony A7R + Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* • 1/200 • F/8 • ISO 100


Zeiss-Loxia-50mm-f2Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* Lens for Sony E Mount | Price: $949
Pairing an all-manual control-set with a digitally-optimized design, the Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 Planar T* Lens is a normal prime lens for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless digital cameras. Based on the symmetrical Planar optical concept, this lens is adept at correcting for chromatic aberrations and distortion throughout the aperture range for maintained image consistency and clarity.

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Zeiss-Loxia-85mm-F2-4-FE-LensZeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Lens for Sony E Mount | Price: $1,399
This manual focus optimized Sonnar design features seven elements in seven groups including three anomalous partial dispersion elements to greatly reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for notable clarity and color accuracy. Additionally, a Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating has also been applied to the individual lens elements to control lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast when working in strong lighting conditions.

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Voigtlander Manual Focus E-Mount Lenses

 

Voigtlander-10mm-Heliar-Sony-E-mount-lensVoigtlander 10mm F5.6 Hyper-Wide-Heliar Lens | Price: $1,099
The world’s widest production rectilinear full frame lens ever made has a whopping 130 degree angle of view. It features electronic contacts for EXIF info, Lens Menu Correction, Manual Focus Assist, Manual Focus Distance indication, Electronic Front Curtain Shutter capability, 5-Axis Image stabilization and optimized for the thickness of the Sony a7-Series cover glass.

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Voigtlander-12mm-Heliar-Sony-E-mount-lensVoigtlander Ultra Wide-Heliar 12mm f/5.6 Aspherical III Lens | Price: $999
This E-mount lens is an updated version of Voigtlander’s 12mm f/5.6 with a 121 degree angle of view. It features electronic contacts for EXIF info, Lens Menu Correction, Manual Focus Assist, Manual Focus Distance indication, Electronic Front Curtain Shutter capability, 5-Axis Image stabilization and they are optimized for the thickness of the Sony a7-Series cover glass.

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Voigtlander-15mm-Heliar-Sony-E-mount-lensVoigtlander 15mm F4.5 Super-Wide-Heliar Lens | Price: $799
This E-mount lens is an updated version of Voigtlander’s 15mm f/4.5 III with a 110 degree angle of view. It features electronic contacts for EXIF info, Lens Menu Correction, Manual Focus Assist, Manual Focus Distance indication, Electronic Front Curtain Shutter capability, 5-Axis Image stabilization and they are optimized for the thickness of the Sony a7-Series cover glass.

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Voigtlander Nokton 21mm f/1.4 Aspherical E-mount Lens | Price: $1,199
Ultra-wide prime has a bright f/1.4 maximum aperture for low-light shooting and controlling depth of field. Advanced optical design incorporates a pair of aspherical elements and three partial dispersion elements to help to suppress both spherical and chromatic aberrations for greater sharpness, clarity, and color rendering. Floating elements maintain consistent image quality throughout the focusing range down to 9.8″ minimum focus distance.

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voigtlander-21mm-f3-5-color-skoparVoigtlander Color-Skopar 21mm f/3.5 Aspherical E-mount Lens | Price: $699
This super wide-angle 21mm F3.5 lens is added to the color series of high-performance compact and high performance series. The incident ray angle to the sensor was optimized so as to eliminate the color coverage of the peripheral part peculiar to the digital cameras.

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voigtlander-nokton-classic-35mm-f1-4Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 Lens | Price: $799
Standard wide-angle prime designed for full-frame Sony E mirrorless cameras. Classic wide focal length pairs with a bright f/1.4 maximum aperture for control of depth of field for producing shallow depth of field and low-light shooting. Symmetrical optical design is used, along with high refractive index glass, to produce sharp, clear imagery but with some intentional aberrations left to realize a smooth and vintage character. The lens’s manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 11.8″ away and the mount incorporates electronic contacts to relay EXIF data and to make use of in-camera shooting and focus aids.

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voigtlander-nokton-40mm-f1-2Voigtlander 40mm f/1.2 Nokton Aspherical Lens | Price: $1,059
Nokton 40mm f/1.2 Aspherical is a short normal prime designed for full-frame Sony E mirrorless cameras with an impressively fast f/1.2 maximum aperture that enables shallow depth of field and ideal for shooting in low light. Its optical layout includes two aspherical elements to suppress spherical aberrations and distortion for notable sharpness, clarity, and accurate rendering. Its manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 1.1′ away, and a Selective Aperture Control System allows you to de-click the manual aperture ring for smooth, silent exposure adjustment for filmmaking.

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Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.2 Aspherical Lens for Sony E | Price: $1,099
This fast normal-length lens for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras with a bright f/1.2 maximum aperture, excels in low-light conditions and also offers enhanced control over depth of field. Advanced optical design incorporates a pair of aspherical elements and one partial dispersion elements, which, together, help to suppress both spherical and chromatic aberrations for greater sharpness, clarity, and color rendering. The lens’s manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 1.5′ away, and a Selective Aperture Control System allows you to de-click the manual aperture ring for smooth, silent exposure adjustment to suit filmmaking applications.

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Voigtlander APO-LANTHAR 50mm f/2 Aspherical Lens | Price: $1,049
As a part of the APO-LANTHAR line, this optically refined, apochromatic lens features a series of anomalous partial dispersion and aspherical elements help to suppress virtually all aberrations for especially high sharpness and color accuracy. Floating elements maintain consistent performance throughout the focusing range. Manual focus design features high precision helicoid for refined focusing control and Selective Aperture Control System allows you to de-click the manual aperture ring for smooth, silent exposure adjustment to suit filmmaking applications. Its 12-blade diaphragm contributes to pleasing bokeh.

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voigtlander-macro-apo-lanthar-65mm-f2-lensVoigtlander Macro APO-Lanthar 65mm f/2 Aspherical Lens | Price: $999
Apochromatic lens design delivers crisp, aberration-free imagery and finest details. This lens designed to work with full-frame Sony E-mount cameras offers users the ability to get close to their subjects thanks to the 1:2 magnification ratio afforded by the 12.2″ minimum focus distance. Its relatively fast f/2 aperture, allows shooting with shallow depth of field and in low-light.

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voigtlander-110mm-f2-5-apo-lanthar-macroVoigtlander MACRO APO-LANTHAR 110mm f/2.5 E-mount | Price: $1,099
APO-Lanthar inscription is given to particularly high performance Voigtlander Fokentrender lenses designed to eliminate impediments to image quality including chromatic aberrations. Optimized for fullframe Sony E mount cameras using a floating mechanism, it provides excellent image quality from the shortest shooting distance to the distant view.

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Sigma Native FE Lenses

Sigma DN ‘Digital Native’ lenses are specifically designed for full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens for Sony ESigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E | Price: $1,399
Fast f/2.8 constant maximum aperture wide-angle zoom is ideal for shooting in low light. Optical design features low dispersion and aspherical elements to minimize both chromatic and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range to achieve high sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy. Super Multi-Layer Coating combined with a Nano Porous Coating help to suppress lens flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color-accuracy in harsh light.

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Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E-mountSigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E | Price: $1,099
Versatile f/2.8 mid-range zoom is ideal for shooting in available light with increased control over depth of field. Optical design incorporates a series of low dispersion and aspherical elements that greatly reduce aberrations to achieve high sharpness, enhanced clarity, and improved color accuracy. Both Super Multi-Layer and Nano Porous Coatings improve contrast and color rendering by suppressing lens flare and ghosting under harsh lighting.

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Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E | Price: $889
This versatile wide-angle to tele zoom with a f/2.8 constant maximum aperture ideal for shooting in available light and allowing control over depth of field. More lightweight and compact than similar 24-70mm lenses, it’s optical design incorporates two FLD and two SLD low-dispersion elements plus three aspherical elements that reduce a variety of aberrations to achieve high sharpness, enhanced clarity, and improved color accuracy.

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Sigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Sony ESigma 35mm f/1.2 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E | Price: $1,499
Sigma’s first prime lens with a f/1.2 maximum aperture which helps to achieve shallow depth of field as well as extremely selective focus effects and is also suited for working in very difficult lighting conditions. Three low dispersion glass elements and three aspherical elements, including a double-sided element, effectively control spherical aberrations and distortion for increased sharpness and accurate rendering.

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Sigma 35mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E | Price: $649
Pairing a bright design with a portable form factor, this wide angle prime is useful for landscape, street, and reportage. Feauring a f/2 maximum aperture for low-light shooting and depth of field control. Three aspherical elements and one SLD element are used to minimize a variety of aberrations and distortion for sharp and accurate rendering. Super Multi-Layer Coating helps to control ghosting and flare for improved color fidelity and contrast.

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Sigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens for Sony ESigma 45mm f/2.8 DG DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E | Price: $549
Normal prime optimizes size as well as weight while rendering notably smooth bokeh with rounded out-of-focus highlights in both the foreground and background. Coupled with its ability to soften the periphery of blurred images while enhancing the three-dimensional impression of an object with its 9.5″ minimum focusing distance.

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Sigma 65mm f/2 DG DN Contemporary Lens for Sony E | Price: $699
This short-tele/long-normal prime is well-suited to portraiture and selective everyday shooting. Complementing the slightly long focal length is a bright f/2 aperture ideal for low-light shooting and depth of field control. Includes a pair of aspherical elements and one low dispersion element in its design to control a variety of aberrations along with sharpness and clarity. Super Multi-Layer Coating reduces flare and ghosting for greater contrast.

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Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E | Price: $1,199
Fast portrait lens features updated optical design and bright f/1.4 maximum aperture which enables working in low-light conditions and increased control of depth of field. Optical design incorporates a series of low dispersion, aspherical, and high refractive index elements for clarity and sharpness with well-controlled distortion and aberrations.

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Sigma 105mm f/2.8 DG DN Macro Art Lens for Sony E | Price: $799
Short-telephoto prime optimized for macro use with a minimum focusing distance of 11.6″ offering life-size, 1:1 reproduction. Optical design incorporates one SLD element, which also helps to realize high clarity and color accuracy by suppressing various aberrations and color fringing. Super Multi-Layer Coating is applied to control flare and ghosting for greater contrast.

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Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary Lens for Sony ESigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Contemporary Lens | Price: $949
As part of the Contemporary line within Sigma’s Global Vision series, this telephoto zoom lens is designed to achieve a balance between convenience and performance, and meshes a compact, lightweight build and versatile handling with notable optical performance at a very affordable price.

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Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG DN OS Sports Lens | Price: $1,499
Ideal for wildlife, sports, landscapes, motorsports, and countless other photographic endeavors, offering features and image quality that professionals demand. This lens provides high rendering throughout the entire zoom range at all apertures, and ghosting, flare, and various types of aberrations are all well controlled. An updated and redesigned autofocus system offers both speed and precision using both an AF actuator driven by a stepping motor and a high-precision magnetic sensor.

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Sigma DSLR Lenses Modified for E-Mount

Sigma also offers fullframe E-mount lenses based on their existing DSLR designs. While offering the same high-performance optical design as other lenses in the Art line, the Sony E-mount models will feature a newly developed control algorithm that optimizes the autofocus drive and maximizes the data transmission speed.

Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E | Price: $1,599
Fast and wide, this unique wide-angle prime designed to produce high-resolution, well-corrected imagery. As part of the Art line of lenses, this lens utilizes both FLD and SLD glass elements to control chromatic aberrations and color fringing for notable clarity. Four aspherical elements, including the front large-diameter precision-molded glass element, also contribute to reducing distortion and spherical aberrations for improved sharpness and accuracy.

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Sigma 20mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E | Price: $899
This fast wide angle prime pairs a sophisticated optical design with a robust physical construction. Comprised of 15 elements in 11 groups, the lens design includes two “F” Low Dispersion (FLD) elements, five Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements, and two aspherical elements to significantly reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations, as well as limit distortion for clean, sharp, and evenly illuminated imagery.

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Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E | Price: $849
Characterized by its advanced optical construction and robust physical design using three “F” Low Dispersion (FLD) elements and four Special Low Dispersion elements help to achieve a marked reduction in chromatic aberrations, while a pair of aspherical elements, with one positioned in the rear of the lens, minimize a variety of additional distortions and aberrations

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Sigma 28mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E | Price: $1,399
The new Sigma wide-angle model stands out with its thoroughly corrected magnification chromatic aberration and sagittal coma flare, as well as completely minimized distortion thanks to its optical design. It features water- and oil-repellent coating on the front lens element and its overall dust- and splash-proof structure ensures excellent performance even in the most challenging shooting conditions.

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Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E | Price: $899
Pairing a versatile focal length with a bright maximum aperture, this a wide-angle prime is characterized by its advanced optical design. The combination of one F Low Dispersion (FLD) element and four Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements help to achieve a marked reduction in chromatic aberrations, while a pair of aspherical elements, with one positioned in the rear of the lens, minimize a variety of additional distortions and aberrations.

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Sigma 40mm F1.4 DG HSM FE Art Lens for Sony E | Price: $1,399
The 40mm F1.4 DG HSM Art is Sigma’s first lens developed originally to live up to the sought-after angle of view and performance standard for a benchmark cine lens. This lens effectively arranges three FLD (“F” Low Dispersion) glass elements and three SLD (Special Low Dispersion) glass elements to correct axial chromatic aberration and magnification chromatic aberration.

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Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E | Price: $899
Fast and versatile normal-length prime designed for optical performance using three Special Low Dispersion glass elements and one molded glass aspherical element, coupled with an advanced optical design, work to minimize coma flare and chromatic aberrations in order to provide high image sharpness and clarity. The lens’ large diameter and floating system also help to correct for vignetting to ensure maintained peripheral brightness.

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Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO Art Lens for Sony E | Price: $569
Optimized for image clarity at close working distances for 1:1 life-size macro lens for close-up and macro subjects. This short-telephoto prime is also distinguished by its sophisticated optical design that makes use of two FLD elements, two SLD elements, one anomalous partial dispersion/high refractive index element, and two aspherical elements to limit both chromatic and spherical aberrations for high clarity, sharpness, and color accuracy.

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Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art Lens for Sony E | Price: $1,199
Fast portrait lens features updated optical design and bright f/1.4 maximum aperture which enables working in low-light conditions and increased control of depth of field. Optical design incorporates a series of low dispersion, aspherical, and high refractive index elements for clarity and sharpness with well-controlled distortion and aberrations.

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sigma-105mm-f1-4-dg-hsm-art-e-mount-lensSigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E | Price: $1,599
Short-telephoto, portrait prime with bright maximum aperture and advanced optical layout. Fast f/1.4 design is ideal for working in low-light and selective control over depth of field for isolating subjects and working with selective focus. As part of the Art line of lenses, this lens is also designed for high-resolution rendering, and utilizes FLD and SLD glass to control chromatic aberrations and color fringing for notable clarity.

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sigma-135mm-f1-8-dg-hsm-art-e-mount-lensSigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E | Price: $1,399
Fast telephoto prime pairs bright and sophisticated optics with intuitive handling and design. As part of the Art line of lenses, this 135mm f/1.8 is designed for high-resolution rendering, and utilizes FLD and SLD glass to control chromatic aberrations and color fringing for notable clarity.

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Tamron FE Lenses

 

Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD Lens | Price: $899
Fast budget-priced option for landscape, astrophotography and architecture. Its bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture is ideal for low-light along with control over depth of field. RXD stepping motor enables quick, near-silent autofocus performance for stills and video, along with full-time manual focus override and a minimum focusing distance of 7.5″.

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tamron-28-70mm-f2-8-di-iii-rxdTamron 28-75mm F/2.8 Di III RXD Lens | Price: $799
Tamron’s wide to tele fullframe E-mount zoom features a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture for depth of field control and enhanced low-light performance. RXD stepping motor, enables quick, near-silent autofocus performance for stills and video, along with full-time manual focus override and a minimum focusing distance of 7.5 inches. It features moisture-resistant construction for use in harsh climates, along with a fluorine-coated front element.

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Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD Lens | Price: $1,199
Compact, fast telephoto zoom lens offers a f/2.8 maximum aperture ideal for shooting in low light and controlling depth of field. Optical design includes low dispersion and aspherical elements to correct a variety of aberrations and a BBAR-G2 coating to reduce flare and ghosting. Autofocus features a pair of VXD linear motor units for fast, accurate, and quiet autofocus.

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Tamron 70-300mm F/4.5-6.3 Di III RXD Lens | Price: $549
The world’s smallest and lightest 70-300mm zoom lens at 5.8 in., 19.2 oz. and maximum diameter of 77mm, and delivers exceptional image quality. Its Moisture-Resistant Construction provides greater protection when shooting outdoors and the lens shares the 67mm filter diameter common to all members of Tamron’s lens series for full-frame mirrorless cameras.

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Tamron 28-200mm f/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD Lens | Price: $729
This compact zoom offers a unique mixture of an all-in-one wide-to-super-tele zoom range along with a f/2.8 maximum aperture at the wide end of the zoom, along with its sleek and portable design. A series of specialized elements are used to maintain high sharpness and clarity throughout the zoom range. RXD stepping motor enables quick, quiet autofocus performance for stills and video, along with full-time manual focus override.

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Tamron 20mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2 Lens | Price: $349
Lightweight wide-angle prime designed for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras is ideal as everyday, walkaround shooting. Offers half life-size 1:2 maximum magnification ratio and 4.3″ minimum focusing distance for working with close-up subjects. OSD stepping motor achieves fast and near-silent autofocus along with full-time manual focus override. Features moisture-resistant design and fluorine coating for working in inclement conditions.

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Tamron 24mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2 Lens | Price: $349
Lightweight wide-angle prime designed for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras is ideal as walkaround travel lens. Offers half life-size 1:2 maximum magnification ratio and 4.7″ minimum focusing distance for working with close-up subjects. OSD stepping motor achieves fast and near-silent autofocus along with full-time manual focus override. Features moisture-resistant design and fluorine coating for working in inclement conditions.

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Tamron 35mm F/2.8 Di III OSD M 1:2 Lens | Price: $349
Lightweight wide-angle prime f/2.8 design strikes a balance between speed and compact design, making it a highly portable lens for use in a variety of situations. Offers half life-size 1:2 maximum magnification ratio at 5.9″ minimum focusing distance. OSD stepping motor achieves fast and near-silent autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. Features moisture-resistant design and fluorine coating for working in inclement conditions.

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Samyang/Rokinon E-Mount Auto Focus Lenses

Samyang/Rokinon AF fullframe lenses are designed for mirrorless cameras making them considerably smaller than Samyang/Rokinon manual focus fullframe DSLR lenses.

rokinon-af-14mm-f2-8-fe-lensRokinon AF 14mm F2.8 FE Lens for Sony E-mount | Price: $849
Specifically designed for full frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. Samyang’s first autofocus lenses are compatible with both phase detect and contrast detect sensors to operate fast and accurate focus detection. Based on Samyang Optics’ optical technology, aspherical lenses have been included to minimize aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, delivering high resolution from center to corners of the image.

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Rokinon AF 18mm f/2.8 FE Lens for Sony ERokinon AF 18mm f/2.8 FE Lens for Sony E | Price: $399
Ultra-wide angle rectilinear compact and lightweight primelens is well-suited for landscape, architecture interiors, and astrophotography. Optical design includes a series of aspherical, high refractive index, and extra-low dispersion elements, which reduce a variety of aberrations. Ultra Multi-Coating is applied to individual elements to suppress flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy. Linear STM autofocus motor works in conjunction with Sony cameras’ AF systems for quick, quiet, and precise focusing performance.

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Samyang AF 24mm f/1.8 FE lens | Price: $499
Weighing only 8.1 ounces and measuring just 2.8 inches in length, this new 24mm combines a compact and light form factor, a fast 1.8 aperture and a host of special features including customizable focus-hold button, astrophotography mode and custom switch. Other notable features include weather sealing in ve areas to protect from dust, light rain and snow, a wide-angle view of 83.7° and a short minimum focusing distance of 7.48”

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Rokinon AF 24mm f/2.8 FE Lens | Price: $399
Compact wide-angle prime designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras is ideal for landscape and street photography. Lightweight design is well-suited to its use as a travel or everyday lens. Optical design incorporates three aspherical elements and a pair of high refractive index elements to suppress spherical aberrations and achieve a high degree of sharpness and clarity throughout the aperture range. Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to control flare and ghosting for increased contrast when working in strong lighting.

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rokinon af 35mm f1.4 lensRokinon AF 35mm f/1.4 FE Lens | Price: $799
This bright maximum aperture wide-angle prime lens for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras is ideal for working in low-light and with shallow depth of field. The optical design incorporates a pair of aspherical elements and two high refractive index elements to suppress spherical aberrations in order to achieve a high degree of sharpness and clarity throughout the aperture range. Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to control flare and ghosting for increased contrast when working in strong lighting conditions. The lens’s autofocus motor works in conjunction with Sony cameras’ AF systems for quick and precise focusing performance, and manual focus override is also available for more refined control.

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Rokinon AF 35mm f/1.8 FE Lens | Price: $399
Designed for street photographers, vloggers and Instagrammers looking for a high quality compact lens with a F1.8 maximum aperture. Its quiet autofocus and tenacious tracking performance make it a great choice for both stills and movie shooting. Optical design incorporates a two extra-low dispersion elements and a pair of aspherical elements to suppress both chromatic and spherical aberrations for improved sharpness, color accuracy, and clarity.

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/a>Rokinon AF 35mm f/2.8 FE Lens | Price: $349
Compact wide-angle prime designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. Its versatile wide angle of view is well-suited to general shooting applications and its slim form factor is ideal for travel and everyday photography. The optical design incorporates a pair of aspherical elements and one high refractive index element to suppress spherical aberrations in order to achieve a high degree of sharpness and clarity throughout the aperture range. An Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to control flare and ghosting for increased contrast when working in strong lighting conditions.

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Rokinon AF 45mm f/1.8 FE Lens for Sony ERokinon AF 45mm f/1.8 FE Lens for Sony E | Price: $399
Normal-length compact prime with bright f/1.8 maximum aperture. Optical design incorporates a pair of aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element, which help to suppress spherical and chromatic aberrations for improved sharpness, color accuracy, and clarity. Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to reduce flare and ghosting when working in strong light. Linear STM autofocus motor works in conjunction with Sony cameras’ AF systems for quick, quiet, and precise focusing performance.

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Rokinon AF 50mm f/1.4 FE Lens for Sony E-mountRokinon AF 50mm f/1.4 FE Lens for Sony E-mount | Price: $699
Specifically designed for full frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. Samyang’s first autofocus lenses are compatible with both phase detect and contrast detect sensors to operate fast and accurate focus detection. Based on Samyang Optics’ optical technology, aspherical lenses have been included to minimize aberration and unnecessary light dispersion, delivering high resolution from the center to the corners of the image.

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Rokinon AF 85mm f/1.4 Lens for Sony E-mountRokinon AF 85mm f/1.4 Lens for Sony E | Price: $699
Short telephoto prime with fast f/1.4 maximum aperture is ideal for shooting in low light and with for selective focus. Optical design features four high refractive index elements to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion for sharpness and clarity. One extra-low dispersion element is also featured, which controls color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to realize a high degree of clarity and color accuracy. Individual elements feature Ultra Multi-Coating to suppresses flare and ghosting in strong lighting. Ultrasonic Dual Linear motor and an internal focusing design offer fast and quiet autofocus performance. Nine-blade diaphragm contributes to pleasing bokeh.

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Samyang/Rokinon E-Mount Manual Focus Lenses

Third-party lens makers Samyang/Rokinon also offer a wide range of Manual Focus E-mount lenses. These are by far the LARGEST of all E-mount lenses since they’re designed for DSLR cameras. Yet they offer good optical performance for the price. The cine versions feature T-stops, clickless aperture and focus gearing.

Rokinon-12mm-F2-8-Fisheye-E-MountRokinon 12mm f/2.8 ED AS IF NCS UMC Fisheye Lens | Price: $429
Manual focus fullframe fisheye lens provides 180º diagonal angle of view on full-frame cameras for an ultra-wide angle, distorted perspective useful for creative photographic applications. Optical design consists of 12 lens elements arranged in 8 groups including three low dispersion ED glass elements and two aspherical lens elements to minimize coma and chromatic aberrations.

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Samyang-FE-14Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED AS IF UMC Lens | Price: $339
Manual focus ultra-wide fullframe lens features extra-low dispersion, aspherical and hybrid aspherical lens elements to minimize chromatic aberrations for sharp, color-accurate images. UMC lens coating facilitates even light transmission and reduces ghosting and flare.

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rokinon-20mm-f1-8-ed-lensRokinon 20mm f/1.8 ED AS UMC E-Mount Lens | Price: $599
This bright wide-angle fullframe prime manual focus lens features enhanced optical construction with two aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements are used to reduce both spherical and chromatic aberrations for greater sharpness, clarity, and reduced distortion.

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Samyang-FE-24-1-4-LensRokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC E-Mount Lens | Price: $549
Fast f/1.4 manual focus fullframe wide angle lens is ideal for low-light conditions. It also offers greater control over selective focus and shallow depth of field effects. Four extra-low dispersion elements and two aspherical elements reduce chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater sharpness and clarity.

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Rokinon-T-S-24mm-F3-5-EDRokinon T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Tilt-Shift Lens | Price: $799
This full-frame Sony E-mount lens offers +/- 8.5° tilt and +/- 12mm shift that allows you to change the perspective of an image or correct for certain optical effects such as keystoning. The lens is quite capable in its own right, featuring a maximum aperture of f/3.5 and utilizing two aspherical and two extra-low dispersion glass elements to correct aberrations.

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Samyang-FE-35Rokinon 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC Lens | Price: $479
Fast f/1.4 Manual focus lens ideal for low-light and shallow depth of field. Two high refractive index elements and one aspherical element reduce chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater sharpness and clarity.

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Rokinon-50-1-4Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC E-Mount Lens | Price: $399
Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture manual focus prime lens for effective low light capture, fast shutter speed shooting and shallow depth of field control. Optical design consists of 9 elements in 6 groups including one hybrid aspherical element and one aspherical element to reduce chromatic aberrations.

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Samyang-FE-85mm-1-4Samyang/Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC Lens | Price: $299
Manual focus lens with one aspherical element to help reduce chromatic aberrations and increase sharpness. UMC multi-coating minimizes lens flare and ghosting for more contrast-rich and color-neutral images.

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Rokinon-100-2-8-macroRokinon 100mm f/2.8 Macro E-Mount Lens | Price: $549
This manual focus portrait-length lens provides life-size 1:1 magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 1′. It incorporates one high refractive index element and one extra-low dispersion element into its design to reduce chromatic aberrations and distortions throughout the focusing range. An Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to minimize flare and ghosting for increase contrast and neutral color.

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Rokinon-135mm-F2Rokinon 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC E-Mount Lens | Price: $549
Manual focus telephoto prime lens with fast f/2.0 maximum aperture for low light and shallow depth of field control. With a rounded 9-blade diaphragm, shallow depth of field imaging will be rendered with pleasing out-of-focus highlights. Compatible with both full frame and APS-C format mirrorless E mount cameras.

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Tokina E-Mount Lenses

 

tokina-firin-20mm-f2-fe-af-lensTokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE AF Lens for Sony E | Price: $949
Versatile prime ultra-wide autofocus lens designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless uses an optical design with three super-low dispersion elements and two aspherical elements to control both chromatic and spherical aberrations. Its ultrasonic autofocus motor provides fast, responsive and accurate AF performance along with full-time manual focus control.

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Tokina-Firin-20mm-F2-FE-LensTokina FiRIN 20mm f/2.0 FE MF lens | Price: $799
Tokina manual focus 20mm wide angle fullframe E-mount lens features two precision molded aspherical elements and 3 Super-Low Dispersion (SD) glass lens elements greatly reducing aberrations while providing higher resolution and contrast. The aperture ring can be “clicked” for stills photography and “de-clicked” for smoother operation when shooting video. Electronic contacts allow for EXIF transfer and communication with the camera.

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Tokina FiRIN 100mm f/2.8 FE Macro Lens for Sony E | Price: $599
This telephoto macro lens offers life-size 1:1 maximum magnification along with an 11.8” minimum focusing distance. This lens uses a flat-field optical design to yield realistic rendering, void of field curvature, as well as high sharpness and clarity throughout the focusing range. Multi-layer coating is applied to reduce lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and improved color fidelity.

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Venus Optics Laowa E-Mount Manual Focus Lenses

 

Venus Optics Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL LensVenus Optics Laowa 9mm f/5.6 FF RL Lens | Price: $799
Featuring a 135° angle of view, the new Laowa 9mm f/5.6 is currently the widest non-fisheye lens ever developed for fullframe mirrorless cameras. Landscape photographers can now experience an ultimate wide-angle photography with beautiful scenery captured in one shot. The ultra-wide angle of view is particularly helpful for interior shooting as it helps exaggerated the sense of space.

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Venus Optics Laowa 11mm F4.5 FF RL LensLaowa 11mm f/4.5 FF RL lens | Price: $699
This compact ultra-wide prime features an ultra-wide 126° angle of view and weighs just 8.9 ounces (254g). It’s designed with a 62mm filter thread – making it currently the world’s widest fullframe rectilinear lens with a front filter thread. Lens design features 14 elements in 10 groups with two aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements to suppress the distortion and keep chromatic aberrations to the minimum.

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venus-optics-laowa-12mm-f2-8Venus Optics Laowa 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D Lens | Price: $949
This F2.8 Super wide-angle prime is the perfect fast wide angle lens for astrophotography shots of the Milky Way. Featuring a rectilinear optical design, specifically meant to limit distortion, optical construction also incorporates a pair of aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements to control both spherical and chromatic aberrations for improved sharpness and reduced color fringing. Frog Eye Coating has been applied to repel dust and moisture from the front element of the lens when working in trying environmental conditions. This lens features a precise manual focus design along with a floating optical system to maintain accurate rendering throughout the focus range from 7.09″ to infinity.

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Laowa-15mm-F2-FE-lensVenus Optics Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Lens | Price: $849
The World’s Fastest 15mm Lens for Sony Full Frame E-mount Cameras – the Laowa 15mm f/2 FE Lens featuring a 110° Angle of View, Ultra-fast f/2 aperture and 72mm filter thread. Laowa 15mm f/2 becomes another member in their “Close-to-Zero Distortion” lineup.

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Venus-Optics-Laowa-15mm-F4-Macro-E-MountVenus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens for Sony E | Price: $499
The first native E-mount wide-angle macro photography, Laowa 15mm Macro offers true 1:1 magnification without the hassle. The ultra-wide perspective on full-frame cameras allows users to get exceptionally close to their subjects with a minimum focus distance of just 4.7″.

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Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro


laowa-25mm-f2-8-ultra-macroVenus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro Lens | Price: $399
Offering ultra close focus for shooting at magnifications up to 5X with working distance is a mere 1.6 inches at 5X magnification. This ultra macro optic utilizes eight elements in six groups and features an ultra low dispersion (UD) lens and multi-coating to maintain high image quality at very close focus distances.

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laowa-60mm-f2-8-2x-ultra-macroVenus Optics Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro | Price: $399
World’s First 2:1 Macro Lens with infinity focus, this lens ideally suited for rapidly changing macro photography scenarios without using any extension tube. The wide magnification range is very useful for shooting macro objects (e.g. insects) with different sizes. The lens is also designed for normal shooting purposes with a 60mm focal length, providing an all-in-one solution for normal portrait shooting as well as ultra-macro photography.

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Venus-Optics-Laowa-105mm-F2-Sony-EVenus Optics Laowa 105mm f/2 Smooth Trans Focus Lens | Price: $699
Designed to provide control over out-of-focus quality and to enhance bokeh, this short telephoto prime incorporates an apodization (APD) element, as well as two separate diaphragms (8- and 14-blade) to provide separate adjustment over the bokeh as well as the exposure and depth of field.

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HandeVision IBERIT Fullframe E-mount Manual Focus Lenses

Chinese lensmaker HandeVision created a line-up of manual focus fullframe E-mount Lenses designed based on “German Engineering” with prototypes were developed, assembled and tested in Germany. Production lenses are made in Shanghai in accordance with German quality standards.

handevision-iberit-24mmHandevision IBERIT 24mm f/2.4 Lens | Price: $611
Classic wide-angle focal length designed to be lightweight and compact for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. Its eight elements in seven groups optical design renders a classic image quality that has been optimized for use with current image sensors, and this image quality is benefitted by smooth manual focus operation down to 9.8″ for precise control. A durable all-metal construction is comprised of anodized aluminum, brass, and stainless steel to render a rugged physical design, and the lens barrel’s exterior also incorporates both depth of field and focusing distance scales for more accurate focus control.

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handevision-iberit-35mm-f2-4Handevision IBERIT 35mm f/2.4 Lens| Price: $579
Lightweight and compact, wide-angle prime designed for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. It utilizes a simple six elements in six groups optical design to produce a classic image quality, which is benefitted by a smooth manual focusing action for working with subjects as close as 1.1′ away. An all-metal construction is comprised of anodized aluminum, brass, and stainless steel to render a rugged physical design, and the lens barrel’s exterior also incorporates both depth of field and focusing distance scales for more accurate focus control.

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HandeVision-Iberit-50mm-F2-4HandeVision IBERIT Full Frame 50mm F/2.4 Lens | Price: $544
Normal prime lens designed for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, is built to be compact and lightweight, as well as durable and reliable for long-term use. Its slim form factor houses a six elements in six groups optical design that produces a classic image quality, and the manual focus operation permits working with subjects as close as 2′ away. The all-metal construction of the lens housing utilizes anodized aluminum, brass, and stainless steel for rigidity and strength, and the barrel also features depth of field and focusing distance scales for more accurate focusing control.

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HandeVision-Iberit-75mm-F2-4HandeVision IBERIT Full Frame 75mm F/2.4 Lens | Price: $535
Short telephoto compact prime lens designed for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. It uses a simple five elements in five groups optical design to render imagery with a classic quality, and its precise manual focus control affords working with subjects as close as 2′ away. The all-metal construction of the lens housing utilizes anodized aluminum, brass, and stainless steel for rigidity and strength, and the barrel also features depth of field and focusing distance scales for more accurate focusing control.

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Handevision IBERIT 90mm f/2.4 LensHandevision IBERIT 90mm f/2.4 Lens | Price: $483
Short telephoto prime designed for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. It uses a simple four elements in four groups optical design to render imagery with a classic quality, and its precise manual focus control affords working with subjects as close as 2.3′ away. The all-metal construction of the lens housing utilizes anodized aluminum, brass, and stainless steel for rigidity and strength, and the barrel also features depth of field and focusing distance scales for more accurate focusing control.

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Mitakon E-Mount Manual Focus Lenses

 

mitakon-zhongyi-20mm-f2-macroMitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens | Price: $199
Designed for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, offering a magnification range of 4.5x to 4x, and a minimum working distance of 0.8″, this lens is solely designed for producing greater-than-life-size images of small objects without the need of extension tubes or other accessories. Its compact form-factor makes it ideal for placing into tight or awkward shooting angles and a metal lens barrel offers durability and rigidity.

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Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 III Lens for Sony E | Price: $799
This exceptionally fast normal-length prime with enhanced flare resistance. Its f/0.95 maximum aperture excels in low-light situations and affords extreme control over depth of field. Its optical design incorporates one high refractive index element along with five ultra-low dispersion elements to produce well-corrected imagery void of spherical and chromatic aberrations.

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Mitakon-85mm-1-2Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 Lens for Sony E Mount | Price: $749
This ultra-fast f/1.2 manual focus portrait lens is ideal for shooting without flash in low light. The extremely large aperture also provides shallow depth of field for portrait photography.

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Mitakon Zhongyi Creator 85mm f/2.8 1-5X Super Macro Lens | Price: $499
Super Macro telephoto lens designed for high-magnification close-up shooting within a 1:1 to 5:1-magnification range, this lens affords an impressively long working distance range of 3.9 to 10.7″. This extended working distance aids in adding light to close-up subjects and also helps keep a safe distant so not to disturb sensitive subjects.

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Kamlan E-Mount Manual Focus Lenses

 

kamlan-55mm-f1-2-e-mount-lensKamlan 55mm F1.2 Manual Focus Fullframe E-Mount Lens | Price: $550
Standard prime 55mm lens with a large F1.2 maximum aperture offers great contrast and resolution for full-frame E-mount Cameras. It can also create smooth and gorgeous background bokeh to set off your subject when needed. Large maximum aperture means you can shoot handheld in low-light conditions while also getting outstanding sharpness and clarity.

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Kerlee E-Mount Manual Focus Lenses

 

Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 Wide Angle Lens | Price: $678
Manual focus 35mm F1.2 lens from Chinese lens maker Kerlee offers 1/2 stop wider aperture than 35mm F1.4 lenses. I can’t comment on sharpness – just that it goes to one-point-two.

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Lensbaby E-Mount Manual Focus Lenses

 

Lensbaby_Trio28Lensbaby Trio 28mm f/3.5 Lens for Sony E Mount | Price: $280
This pancake-style lens incorporates a rotating front that holds Twist, Velvet, and Sweet optics for selecting different effects at a moment’s notice. The Twist uses a true Petzval design for a sharp center area surrounded by a swirl of twisty bokeh. Velvet has a dreamy central area with a soft focus look along with a soft glow. Sweet creates a sharp spot of focus in the center with a gradual fall-off to blur.

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lensbaby-burnside-35mm-f2-8Lensbaby Burnside 35mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E | Price: $500
Characterized by its swirly bokeh, Lensbaby Burnside 35mm f/2.8 prime for Sony E-mount cameras features two separate diaphragms, an extensive amount of control over selective focus and bokeh with a distinct out-of-focus swirl. The six elements, four groups optical design also contributes to the unique look, and each of the glass elements have been multi-coated to control flare and ghosting fore high contrast and accurate color rendering. In addition to fully manual exposure control, the lens also requires manual focus operation and has a minimum focusing distance of 6 inches.

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Lensbaby Sol 45mm f/3.5 Tilt Lens for Sony E | Price: $199
Lensbaby Sol 45mm f/3.5 Tilt lens allows 8.5° of tilt, to easily isolate a subject within the frame and surround it in blur and smooth bokeh. The lens has a center-locking position that will lock the lens into place for dead-center focus. It also features two adjustable bokeh blades that can add slight lines or textures to bokeh. This manual-focus lens in made with all-metal construction and accepts 46mm filters.

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Lensbaby-velvet-56Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Lens for Sony E | Price: $500
Produces a uniquely soft, glowing image quality that is well-suited to making expressive and ethereal portraits. The overall softness can be controlled by stopping down the lens while still retaining the smooth tonality of a soft focus lens. Compatible with full-frame sensors, this slightly longer-than-normal focal length pairs with the fast f/1.6 maximum aperture to excel in difficult lighting and achieve a shallow depth of field with controllable sharpness

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Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 Sample Image – ©Kathleen Clemons

lensbaby-velvet-85mmLensbaby Velvet 85mm f/1.8 lens | Price: $499.95
Designed to create soulful, striking portraits and macro photos with lovely bokeh, this unique short telephoto with distinct classic appeal, produces a mid-20th century-inspired image quality that is well-suited to portraiture. This lens’s softness can be controlled by stopping down in order to produce a range of effects from soft and dreamy to sharper and crunchier at smaller apertures. A 12-blade diaphragm also contributes to the lens’s aesthetic, and helps to produce a smooth bokeh and shallow depth of field.

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Lensbaby Velvet 85mm f/1.8 Sample Image – ©Anne Belmont Photography


Lensbaby-Twist-60-Optic-Sony-ELensbaby Twist 60 Optic with Straight Body for Sony E | Price: $280
Features an internal 12-blade diaphragm for smooth out-of-focus areas. When shooting at a wider aperture, the Twist 60 swirly places more emphasis on your centered subject in full focus. As you stop down, the center area gets larger allowing you to bring more of your image into exact focus.

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Lensbaby Twist 60 Optic Sample Image – ©Abbie Cassel


Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Manual Focus Lenses

German lens maker Meyer-Optik Gorlitz has a new life under new ownership that is bringing back their most popular lenses.

Meyer-Optik-Trioplan-50mm-F2-9Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Trioplan 50mm f2.9 Lens | $549
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Trioplan lenses with the modern version of the ultimate historic art lens, the Meyer-Optik Trioplan 50mm f2.9 – known for its ‘Soap Bubble Bokeh’. It’s variable macro front lens creates even more options for the classic 50mm focal length.

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Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Trioplan 50mm f2.9 Lens Sample Image – ©Novoflex GmbH


meyer-optik-gorlitz-trioplan-100mm-f2-9Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Trioplan 100 F2.8 II Lens | Price: $999
Meyer-Optik Gorlitz has announced a modern remake of their cult classic Trioplan 100mm f2.8 known for its dream-like soap bubble ‘bokeh’ effect. The modern remake of the famous lens uses experience and modern technology to emulate this stunning effect more authentically than ever before.

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Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Trioplan 100 F2.8 II

Meyer-Optik-Primoplan-58-1-9Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan 58 F1.9 II Lens | $899
Meyer Optik’s brings back the ‘Wonder Bokeh’ Primoplan 58 f1.9 Lens known for its ability to create different bokeh effects all with one lens. This lens gives photographers a tool which truly enables them to express themselves in different ways with this single lens.

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Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan 58 f1.9 Lens Sample
Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan 58 f1.9 Lens Sample Image – ©Tamara Skudies


meyer-optik-gorlitz-primoplan-75mm-f1-9Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Primoplan 75 F1.9 II Lens | $999
Primoplan 75/f1.9 is Meyer-Optik Gorlitz’s legendary portrait lens. Its f1.9 max aperture allows a great deal of creative freedom, even with very little light. The bokeh is fine and creamy as soft serve ice cream.

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Pinhole Lenses

 

Thingyfy Pinhole Pro S 18mm Pinhole E-Mount Lens | Price: $69
Thingyfy Pinhole Pro S 18mm Pinhole E-Mount Lens is designed for a soft ethereal vintage look with huge depth of field thanks to its perfectly round and smooth 0.14mm pinhole aperture precisely drilled using a robotic controlled tiny micro-drill that is only 0.05mm in diameter.

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BUDGET-PRICED FULLFRAME E-MOUNT LENSES

 

Viltrox E-Mount Lenses

 

Viltrox 20mm F1.8 ASPH lensViltrox PFU RBMH 20mm f/1.8 ASPH Lens for Sony E | Price: $399
Ultra-wide prime lens for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. The wide-angle design and fast f/1.8 maximum aperture make it well suited to astrophotography use, as well as landscape, interior, and architectural shooting. Its optical design incorporates a series of aspherical and low dispersion elements, which reduce spherical and chromatic aberrations for sharp, well-corrected imagery with accurate color rendering.

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Viltrox AF 85mm F1.8 FE II LensViltrox AF 85mm f/1.8 FE II Lens for Sony E | Price: $399
Featuring an updated sleeker and lighter weight design, this second-generation portrait prime offers bright f/1.8 design to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions and also for controlling depth of field. Optical design comprises one extra-low dispersion element, one aspherical element, and four elements made from highly transparent glass, which all help to reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations in order to realize high clarity and sharpness.

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7artisans Manual Focus E-Mount Lenses

 

7artisans 35mm F1.4 lens7artisans 35mm f/1.4 Manual Focus FullFrame E-mount Lens | Price $199
Wide angle prime features a bright f/1.4 maximum aperture ideal for low-light and increased control over depth of field for isolating subjects and producing selective focus effects. Its manual focus design permits working with subjects as close as 1.3′ away and an 11-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

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7artisans-35mm-f2-lens7artisans 35mm F2 Manual Focus FullFrame E-mount Lens | Price $179
This budget-priced fullframe wide-angle prime lens features 7 Elements in 5 Groups with an Aperture Range of F/2-F/16 and a rounded 10-blade diaphragm produces a pleasing bokeh. Compact and Lightweight 0.7oz/320g with Aluminum Body and Copper Core construction. Multi-layer coatings suppresses flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting.

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7artisans 50mm f/1.05 Manual Focus FullFrame E-mount Lens7artisans 50mm f/1.05 Manual Focus FullFrame E-mount Lens | Price $486
Extremely fast normal prime lens offers distinct and bright f/1.05 maximum aperture ideal for working in low-light conditions and increased control over depth of field for isolating subject matter and using selective focus techniques. Featuring a pair of ultra-low dispersion elements to control chromatic aberrations and color fringing in order to produce high clarity and color accuracy. Manual aperture ring has also been de-clicked for silent adjustments that suit video applications. A 13-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.

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TTArtisan Manual Focus E-Mount Lenses

 

TTArtisan 11mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony ETTArtisan 11mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E | Price: $215
Ultra wide Fisheye lens renders an immensely wide angle of view to produce distinct visual appeal characterized by dramatic distortion and a creative depiction of space. The expansive field of view and distinct fisheye look is characterized by immense depth of field along with strong distortion for creating very striking and dynamic imagery.

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FULLFRAME E-MOUNT DRONE LENS

 

7Artisans 35mm F5.6 fullframe E-mount Drone Lens7Artisans 35mm F5.6 fullframe E-mount Drone Lens | Price: $166
Designed specifically for drone photography, this unusual-looking lens features an E-mount for full-frame Sony cameras and weighs just 49 grams. Its optical construction is specifically designed to reduce perspective distortion and minimize vignetting around the edge of the image frame.

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FULLFRAME CINE E-MOUNT LENSES

 

Sony FE Auto Focus Cine Lenses

Before jumping to manual focus cine lenses, it’s first worth taking a look at a pair of Sony E-mount AF lenses featuring Smooth Motion Optics (SMO) resulting in no axial shift and no focus shift while zooming along with minimal focus breathing:

Sony FE C 16-35mm T/3.1 G Cine LensSony FE C 16-35mm T/3.1 G Cine Lens | Price: $5,498
This fast and flexible wide-angle cine zoom is designed for full-frame E-mount cinema cameras. Distinguished by its constant T3.1 aperture, this lens offers consistent performance throughout the zoom range and benefits working in low-light. The lens can zoom manually or it includes a detachable servo unit which can help create dramatic fast or slow zooms with ease, or it can be controlled by the camera’s handle or an external grip zoom.

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Sony-FE-28-135mmSony FE 28-135mm f/4 G PZ OSS Lens | Price: $2398
Designed for 4K video resolution, this lens covers wide-angle to telephoto on full-frame or APS-C E-mount camcorders or still cameras. Featuring power-zoom control with SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) for precise, quiet operation with a variable speed and zoom rotation direction reversal capability. Three control rings offer manual control of zoom, focus and iris.

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Third-Party Manual Focus Cine Lenses

 

Rokinon Xeen Cine E-Mount lenses

Rokinon Xeen Cine lenses are built specifically for use as a cinema lens for Sony E-mount. They feature an internal focus design so that the lens does not change size while focusing to minimize the appearance of breathing when changing focus. Each lens in the set is multi-coated for good contrast, glare prevention, and are color matched to a factory standard, allowing you to assemble a set over time with minimal color shift. They feature dual sided focus scales marked in feet, with dual sided iris scales. The 11-bladed iris provides a rounded aperture for a natural looking highlights and Bokeh. The lens is a manual focus and iris lens, and does not have auto focus or auto iris capability. It incorporates cinema-style focus and iris gears that share the same position across the lenses in the Xeen set. The common 114mm front diameter allows for quick lens changes when using a matte box and focus accessories. The focus ring rotates 200° from close focus to infinity; this gives you a high degree of precision when adjusting focus. [Please Note: Manufacturer images show PL-mount instead of E-mount]

Rokinon-Xeen-14mm-CineRokinon Xeen 14mm T3.1 Lens | Price: $2495
Manual focus ultra-wide angle premium quality cine lens has an image circle that covers a full-frame sensor. When mounted on a camera with a full-frame sensor it provides a ultra-wide angle of view.

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Rokinon-XEEN-16mm-F2-6-Cine-LensRokinon Xeen 16mm T2.6 Lens | Price: $2495
Manual focus ultra-wide angle Ultra Wide Angle in 106.9° full frame fisheye premium quality cine lens has an image circle that covers a full-frame sensor. When mounted on a camera with a full-frame sensor it provides a ultra-wide angle of view.

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rokinon-xeen-20mm-t1-9-lensRokinon Xeen 20mm T1.9 Lens | Price: $2495
Manual focus wide angle premium quality cine lens has an image circle that covers a full-frame sensor. When mounted on a camera with a full-frame sensor it provides you with a wide angle of view.

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Rokinon-Xeen-24mm-CineRokinon Xeen 24mm T1.5 Lens | Price: $2495
Manual focus wide angle premium quality cine lens has an image circle that covers a full-frame sensor. When mounted on a camera with a full-frame sensor it provides you with a wide angle of view.

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Rokinon-Xeen-35mm-CineRokinon Xeen 35mm T1.5 Lens | Price: $2495
Manual focus wide angle premium quality cine lens has an image circle that covers a full-frame sensor. When mounted on a camera with a full-frame sensor it provides a wide-angle of view.

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Rokinon-Xeen-50mm-CineRokinon Xeen 50mm T1.5 Lens | Price: $2495
Manual focus normal angle premium quality cine lens has an image circle that covers a full-frame sensor. When mounted on a camera with a full-frame sensor it provides what is considered a normal angle of view, being neither telephoto or wide-angle.

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Rokinon-Xeen-85mm-CineRokinon Xeen 85mm T1.5 Lens| Price: $2495
Manual focus telephoto premium quality cine lens has an image circle that covers a full-frame sensor. When mounted on a camera with a full-frame sensor it provides a short telephoto angle of view.

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Rokinon-Xeen-135mm-CineRokinon Xeen 135mm T2.2 Lens | Price: $2495
The latest addition to the premium quality Rokinon XEEN manual focus cine prime Xeen lens line-up provides a medium telephoto angle of view on a full-frame sensor.

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Zeiss Compact Prime Cine Lenses

Zeiss Compact Prime Cine Lens Line features a unique lens design that provides enhanced contrast, resolution and color rendition, and reduces distortion. Distance markings are in feet. [Please Note: Manufacturer images show PL-mount instead of E-mount]

Zeiss-Compact-Prime-15mm-T2-9Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 15mm/T2.9 Lens for Sony E Mount | Price: $5700
Designed to shoot wide angles in tight spaces this rectilinear flat field lens offers extremely low distortion, minimizing it to almost non-existence and producing razor-sharpness to the very edges of a frame, even on full frame sensor cameras. The 15mm is a great tool for shooting architectural settings in confined spaces, as it accurately captures horizontal and vertical lines.

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Zeiss-18mm-T3-6-Compact-PrimeZeiss 18mm/T3.6 CP.2 Compact Prime Cine Lens for Sony E Mount | Price: $3990
Featuring 14 high-precision blades, which create a consistently round and symmetrical iris opening over the entire T-stop range, the lens ensures enhanced out-of-focus highlights and a smooth bokeh. T* Anti-reflex coating and internal light traps help suppress flare.

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Zeiss-21mm-T2-9-Cine-PrimeZeiss 21mm T/2.9 CP.2 Compact Prime Cine Lens for Sony E Mount | Price: $3990
Featuring 14 high-precision blades, which create a consistently round and symmetrical iris opening over the entire T-stop range, the lens ensures enhanced out-of-focus highlights and a smooth bokeh. T* Anti-reflex coating and internal light traps help suppress flare.

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Zeiss-25mm-T2-1-Compact-PrimeZeiss CP.2 25mm T2.1 Compact Prime Lens for Sony E Mount | Price: $4500
Featuring 14 high-precision blades, which create a consistently round and symmetrical iris opening over the entire T-stop range, the lens ensures enhanced out-of-focus highlights and a smooth bokeh. T* Anti-reflex coating and internal light traps help suppress flare.

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Zeiss-35mm-T1-5-Compact-PrimeZeiss Compact Prime CP.2 35mm/T1.5 Super Speed E Mount | Price: $4900
Fast T1.5 is ideal for low-light, night and dim outdoor environments. Limiting the need for artificial light allows more mobile filmmaking and delivers more natural-looking scenes, especially with high ISO-capable cameras and camcorders. The fast aperture additionally offers more creative possibilities when aiming at a cinematic shallow depth of field.

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Zeiss-50mm-T1-5-Compact-PrimeZeiss Compact Prime CP.2 50mm/T1.5 Super Speed Lens for Sony E Mount | Price: $4500
Fast T1.5 is ideal for low-light, night and dim outdoor environments. Limiting the need for artificial light allows more mobile filmmaking and delivers more natural-looking scenes, especially with high ISO-capable cameras and camcorders. The fast aperture additionally offers more creative possibilities when aiming at a cinematic shallow depth of field.

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Zeiss-85mm-T1-5-Compact-PrimeZeiss Compact Prime CP.2 85mm/T1.5 Super Speed Lens for Sony E Mount | Price: $4500
Fast T1.5 is ideal for low-light, night and dim outdoor environments. Limiting the need for artificial light allows more mobile filmmaking and delivers more natural-looking scenes, especially with high ISO-capable cameras and camcorders. The fast aperture additionally offers more creative possibilities when aiming at a cinematic shallow depth of field.

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Zeiss-135mm-T2-2-Compact-PrimeZeiss Compact Prime CP.2 135mm/T2.1 Lens for Sony E Mount | Price: $5700
Featuring 14 high-precision blades, which create a consistently round and symmetrical iris opening over the entire T-stop range, the lens ensures enhanced out-of-focus highlights and a smooth bokeh. T* Anti-reflex coating and internal light traps help suppress flare.

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Zeiss Compact Cine Zoom Lenses

Zeiss Cine lenses are ultra-premium cine lenses worthy of the Zeiss name. [Please Note: Manufacturer images show PL-mount instead of E-mount]

Zeiss-15-30mm-CZ-2-Compact-ZoomZeiss 15-30mm CZ.2 Compact Zoom Lens for Sony E Mount | Price: $23,900
Yes, you read that correctly, TWENTY-FOUR-THOUSAND-DOLLARS! Optimized for digital cinematography, this lens supports 4K resolution and is color-matched to available Zeiss primes for seamless inter-cutting between zoom and primes. Internal mechanical adjustments built into a cine-style housing that minimize focus shift across the zoom range. Built-in lens gears on the zoom, focus and iris rings, allow use of follow focus and zoom motors (not included of course).

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Zeiss-28-80mm-T2-9-Compact-ZoomZeiss 28-80mm T2.9 Compact Zoom CZ.2 Lens (E Mount) | Price: $19,900
This lens offers full-frame coverage and exhibits no focus shift over the zoom range. The cine-style housing features calibrated focus scales and industry standard gearing for focus, iris and zoom. At 7.72″ long and with a weight of 5.5 lb, the 28-80mm is relatively compact and lightweight, which makes it ideal for handheld and Steadicam applications. The lens features a built-in lens support post, with 3/8″ threading for use with available lens supports.

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Zeiss-70-200-T2-9-Compact-ZoomZeiss 70-200mm T2.9 Compact Zoom CZ.2 Lens (E Mount) | Price: $19,900
This lens offers full-frame coverage and exhibits no focus shift over the zoom range. The cine-style housing features calibrated focus scales and industry standard gearing for focus, iris and zoom. At 9.84″ long and with a weight of 6.2 lb, the 70-200mm is relatively compact and lightweight, which makes it ideal for handheld and Steadicam applications.

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Schneider Xenon FF Cine Prime Lenses

Schneider Xenon FF lenses are color matched to a standard at the factory, minimizing color shift when changing lenses. Every lens in the set covers a full frame image sensor without vignetting and is designed for 4K image capture. They feature a 14-blade iris, providing natural looking Bokeh, with circular out of focus highlights, 300° of lens barrel rotation, and share lens gear positions and size. All lenses share the same 100mm front barrel diameter.

Schneider-Xenon-FF-18mm-T2-4-LensSchneider Xenon FF 18mm T2.4 Lens with Sony E Mount | Price: $6300
This 18mm is the widest of the Xenon FF line of lenses. The lens features a barrel with a large circumference, providing wide spacing for focus marks. Opposing focus scales provide properly oriented focus marks on both sides, so an assistant can pull focus from either side of the lens. Lens gears for focus and iris allow you to use the lens with industry standard lens accessories.

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Schneider-Xenon-FF-25mm-T2-1Schneider Xenon FF 25mm T2.1 Lens with Sony E Mount | Price: $5750
This 25mm wide angle lens features a barrel with a large circumference, providing wide spacing for focus marks. Opposing focus scales provide properly oriented focus marks on both sides, so an assistant can pull focus from either side of the lens. Lens gears for focus and iris allow you to use the lens with industry standard lens accessories.

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Schneider-Xenon-FF-35mm-T2-1-LensSchneider Xenon FF 35mm T2.1 Lens with Sony E Mount | Price: $3995
This 35mm wide angle lens features a barrel with a large circumference, providing wide spacing for focus marks. Opposing focus scales provide properly oriented focus marks on both sides, so an assistant can pull focus from either side of the lens. Lens gears for focus and iris allow you to use the lens with industry standard lens accessories.

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Schneider-Xenon-FF-50mm-T2-1-LensSchneider Xenon FF 50mm T2.1 Lens with Sony E Mount | Price: $3995
This 50mm normal lens features a barrel with a large circumference, providing wide spacing for focus marks. Opposing focus scales provide properly oriented focus marks on both sides, so an assistant can pull focus from either side of the lens. Lens gears for focus and iris allow you to use the lens with industry standard lens accessories.

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Schneider-Xenon-FF-75mm-T2-1-LensSchneider Xenon FF 75mm T2.1 Lens with Sony E Mount | Price: $3995
This 75mm tele lens features a barrel with a large circumference, providing wide spacing for focus marks. Opposing focus scales provide properly oriented focus marks on both sides, so an assistant can pull focus from either side of the lens. Lens gears for focus and iris allow you to use the lens with industry standard lens accessories.

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Schneider-Xenon-FF-100mm-T2-1-LensSchneider Xenon FF 100mm T2.1 Lens with Sony E Mount | Price: $3995
This 100mm tele lens features a barrel with a large circumference, providing wide spacing for focus marks. Opposing focus scales provide properly oriented focus marks on both sides, so an assistant can pull focus from either side of the lens. Lens gears for focus and iris allow you to use the lens with industry standard lens accessories. This 100mm cine lens features a removable lens support bracket, so you can use an available lens support if you wish.

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Sigma E-Mount Cine Lenses

Sigma’s new line of E-Mount Cine Lenses based on their DSLR lenses. [Please Note: Manufacturer images show EF-mount instead of E-mount]

Sigma-24-35mm-T2-2-FF-Cine-LensSigma 24-35mm T2.2 FF Zoom Lens | Price: $4,999
Compatible with a full-frame image sensors, the FF Zoom Line offers the outstanding optical performance required for high-resolution shooting in 6K-8K.

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Sigma-20mm-T1-5-FF-Cine-LensSigma 20mm T1.5 High Speed Prime Lens | Price: $3,499
Ranging from 20mm to 85mm, the entire lineup is T1.5. These five prime lenses are compact, offer full-frame compatibility, and rival high-end prime sets with their superior resolution.

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Sigma-24mm-T1-5-FF-Cine-LensSigma 24mm T1.5 High Speed Prime Lens | Price: $3,499
Ranging from 20mm to 85mm, the entire lineup is T1.5. These five prime lenses are compact, offer full-frame compatibility, and rival high-end prime sets with their superior resolution.

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Sigma-35mm-T1-5-FF-Cine-LensSigma 35mm T1.5 High Speed Prime Lens | Price: $3,499
Ranging from 20mm to 85mm, the entire lineup is T1.5. These five prime lenses are compact, offer full-frame compatibility, and rival high-end prime sets with their superior resolution.

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Sigma-50mm-T1-5-FF-Cine-LensSigma 50mm T1.5 High Speed Prime Lens | Price: $3,499
Ranging from 20mm to 85mm, the entire lineup is T1.5. These five prime lenses are compact, offer full-frame compatibility, and rival high-end prime sets with their superior resolution.

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Sigma-85mm-T1-5-FF-Cine-LensSigma 85mm T1.5 High Speed Prime Lens | Price: $3,499
Ranging from 20mm to 85mm, the entire lineup is T1.5. These five prime lenses are compact, offer full-frame compatibility, and rival high-end prime sets with their superior resolution.

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Irix E-Mount Cine lenses

Irix Cine Prime lenses feature Swiss lens design, Japanese optics and South Korean assembly which results in premium lenses that perform high above their budget price.

Irix 11mm T4.3 Cine Prime LensIrix 11mm T4.3 Cine Prime Lens | Price: $1,195
Irix 11mm T4.3 is the widest IRIX cine prime lens. Its extremely short focal length, rectilinear image projection and the large image circle of 43.3mm (covering the full frame format) make it one of the most outstanding cine lenses on the market. Depending on the diagonal of the sensor, the lens can provide a moderate wide angle of view for classic wide-angle shots or super-panoramic 123 degree viewing angle in a 2.39:1 widescreen format. Irix 11mm T4.3 thanks to its unique parameters, provides perspective not available in film optics, thus releasing creativity in creating dynamic shots.

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Irix Cine 15mm T2.6 prime lensIRIX 15mm T2.6 Cine Prime Lens | Price: $1,195
The newest member of the family, the Irix Cine 15mm T2.6, is a fast, filter-ready ultra wide-angle lens, which makes it an extremely versatile piece of equipment that works in a multitude of lighting conditions. Irix Cine 15mm T2.6 optical system is made up of 15 elements arranged in 11 groups including 3 HR, 2 EDs and 2 ASPH elements.

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Irix 45mm T1.5 Cine Prime LensIrix 45mm T1.5 Cine Prime Lens | Price: $1,195
Irix 45mm T1.5 is based on a completely new optical design which includes four elements made of high refraction glass, one extra-low dispersion lens and one aspherical lens. 11 elements in 9 groups deliver crisp details, vibrant colors and an ultra-low – 0.5% distortion. The circular 9-blade iris ensures a pleasant background blur and a smooth adjustment of the T- number from 1.5 to 22. With practically no focus breathing, the Irix Cine 45mm T1.5 is the perfect lens for filming scenes with a natural character.

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IRIX 150mm T3.0 Macro 1:1 Cine Prime LensIRIX 150mm T3.0 Macro 1:1 Cine Prime Lens | Price: $1,198
Irix Cine 150mm T3.0 Macro 1:1 is the first lens in a new line of full frame sensor cine lenses, ready for 8K UHD. The lens features 12 optical elements in 9 groups, four of which are high refractive index (HR) glass, and three low-dispersion glass (ED). Because of these elements, this lens offers superb high resolution, nearly zero chromatic aberration and virtually no visible distortion. It features an internal focusing system designed to minimize focus breathing.

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SLR Magic Cine MicroPrime Lenses

SLR Magic MicroPrime Cine lens features similar size and weight with consistent lens gear positions for rapid lens changes and easier re-balancing when changing lenses on a gimbal.

SLR Magic MicroPrime Cine 15mm T3.5 Lens for Sony E-MountSLR Magic MicroPrime Cine 15mm T3.5 Lens for Sony E-Mount | Price: $399
This ultra wide-angle prime lens incorporates a 7-blade iris for a pleasing bokeh with natural-looking out-of-focus highlights. The odd number of iris blades also reduces the appearance of flare off the blades. The lens has an internal focus design so the front of the lens doesn’t rotate when focusing, and like other MicroPrimes it has an 82mm filter thread.

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SLR Magic MicroPrime Cine 18mm T2.8 LensSLR Magic MicroPrime Cine 18mm T2.8 Lens | Price: $599
This ultra wide-angle prime lens incorporates a 7-blade iris for a pleasing bokeh with natural-looking out-of-focus highlights. The odd number of iris blades also reduces the appearance of flare off the blades. The lens has an internal focus design so the front of the lens doesn’t rotate when focusing, and like other MicroPrimes it has an 82mm filter thread.

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SLR Magic MicroPrime Cine 25mm T1.5 FE Lens | Price: $599
This wide-angle prime lens incorporates a 13-blade iris that provides a pleasing bokeh with natural-looking, out-of-focus highlights. The lens has an internal focus design so the front of the lens doesn’t rotate when focusing, and it has an 85mm outer diameter for compatibility with a wide number of clip-on matte boxes.

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SLR Magic MicroPrime Cine 35mm T1.3 FE Lens | Price: $599
This moderate wide-angle prime lens incorporates a 13-blade iris that provides a pleasing bokeh with natural-looking, out-of-focus highlights. The lens has an internal focus design so the front of the lens doesn’t rotate when focusing, and it has an 85mm outer diameter for compatibility with a wide number of clip-on matte boxes.

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SLR Magic MicroPrime Cine 50mm T1.2 FE Lens | Price: $599
This normal prime lens incorporates a 13-blade iris that provides a pleasing bokeh with natural-looking, out-of-focus highlights. The lens has an internal focus design so the front of the lens doesn’t rotate when focusing, and it has an 85mm outer diameter for compatibility with a wide number of clip-on matte boxes.

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SLR Magic MicroPrime Cine 75mm T1.5 FE Lens | Price: $599
This telephoto prime lens incorporates a 13-blade iris that provides a pleasing bokeh with natural-looking, out-of-focus highlights. The lens has an internal focus design so the front of the lens doesn’t rotate when focusing, and it has an 85mm outer diameter for compatibility with a wide number of clip-on matte boxes.

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NiSi/Kinefinity Mavo Cine Prime Lenses

 

NiSi has announced five fullframe High Resolution Cine Prime Lenses supporting 8K resolution for PL, EF and E-mount cameras. The 25mm T2.1, 35mm T2.0, 50mm T2.0, 75mm T2.0 & 100mm T2.0 Close-Focus Fullframe Cine Prime Lenses feature Ultra Low Dispersion Glass, Clickless Apertures and a 12-Blade Iris and are also available from Kinefinity under the Mavo Brand name. Each Cine Prime Lena is priced at $2,499 or you can Order the five lens set for $11,499.

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Rokinon E-Mount Cine lenses

Not to be confused with their premium quality Xeen Primes listed below, Rokinon also offers a wide range of cine-style versions of their manual focus E-mount lenses adapted to include T-stops, clickless aperture and focus gearing.

Rokinon-12mm-T3-1-Cine-lensRokinon 12mm T3.1 ED AS IF NCS UMC Cine DS Fisheye Lens | Price: $549
Manual focus fullframe fisheye lens provides 180º diagonal angle of view on full-frame cameras for an ultra-wide angle, distorted perspective that is useful for creative photographic applications. Optical design consists of 12 lens elements arranged in 8 groups including three elements made of low dispersion ED glass and two aspherical lens elements to minimize coma and chromatic aberrations.

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Rokinon-14mm-T3-1-Cine-LensRokinon 14mm T3.1 Cine DS E-Mount Lens | Price: $499
Manual focus ultra-wide fullframe lens features extra-low dispersion, aspherical and hybrid aspherical lens elements to minimize chromatic aberrations for sharp, color-accurate images. UMC lens coating facilitates even light transmission and reduces ghosting and flare.

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Rokinon-24mm-T1-5-Cine-LensRokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine DS E-Mount Lens | Price: $799
Fast f/1.4 manual focus fullframe wide angle lens is ideal for low-light conditions. It also offers greater control over selective focus and shallow depth of field effects. Four extra-low dispersion elements and two aspherical elements reduce chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater sharpness and clarity.

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Rokinon-35mm-T1-5-Cine-LensRokinon 35mm T1.5 Cine DS E-Mount Lens | Price: $599
Fast f/1.4 Manual focus lens ideal for low-light and shallow depth of field. Two high refractive index elements and one aspherical element reduce chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater sharpness and clarity.

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Rokinon-50mm_T1-5-Cine-LensRokinon 50mm T1.5 AS UMC Cine E-Mount Lens | Price: $549
Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture manual focus prime lens for effective low light capture, fast shutter speed shooting and shallow depth of field control. Optical design consists of 9 elements in 6 groups including one hybrid aspherical element and one aspherical element to reduce chromatic aberrations.

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Rokinon-85mm-T1-5-Cine-LensRokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine DS E-Mount Lens | Price: $399
Manual focus lens with one aspherical element to help reduce chromatic aberrations and contribute to high overall sharpness. UMC multi-coating minimizes lens flare and ghosting for more contrast-rich and color-neutral imagery.

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Rokinon-100mm-T3-1-Macro-Cine-LensRokinon 100mm T3.1 Cine DS E-Mount Lens | Price: $599
This manual focus portrait-length lens provides life-size 1:1 magnification along with a minimum focusing distance of 1′. It incorporates one high refractive index element and one extra-low dispersion element into its design to reduce chromatic aberrations and distortions throughout the focusing range. An Ultra Multi-Coating has also been applied to minimize flare and ghosting for increase contrast and neutral color.

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Rokinon-135mm-T2-2-Cine-LensRokinon 135mm T2.2 Cine DS E-Mount Lens | Price: $599
Manual focus telephoto prime lens with fast f/2.0 maximum aperture for low light and shallow depth of field control. With a rounded 9-blade diaphragm, shallow depth of field imaging will be rendered with pleasing out-of-focus highlights. Compatible with both full frame and APS-C format mirrorless E mount cameras.

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SLR Magic Cine E-Mount lenses

Not to be confused with the premium SLR Magic MicroPrimes listed above, these budget-priced lenses lack high-end features like elimination of focus breathing and axial shift, but at least they have geared aperture and focus rings.

SLR Magic CINE 18mm f/2.8 LensSLR Magic CINE 18mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E-Mount | Price: $179
This ultra wide angle prime lens offers light weight and naturally wide depth-of-field makes this lens a great choice for stabilizer or gimbal work. The 0.8 MOD gearing on both the focus and iris lenses ensures connectivity with follow focuses and lens motors. Further reducing the weight of your rig, 62mm front filter threads allow for mounting standard photographic filters.

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slr-magic-cine-24mm-f1-4SLR Magic Cine 25mm f1.4 Lens for Sony E-Mount | Price: $299
This wide angle prime lens’s bright f/1.4 aperture is ideal for low-light cinematography that requires shallow depth-of-field. Its 13-blade iris maintains smooth background bokeh, even as the lens is stopped down. Other features found on this lens is a 52mm filter thread that won’t rotate with lens focusing, and 0.8 MOD standard gearing on the focus and iris rings for interfacing with follow focuses and lens control motors.

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SLR Magic Cine 35mm f/1.2 FE LensSLR Magic Cine 35mm f/1.2 FE Lens for Sony E-Mount | Price: $299
This manual focus cine-style lens for full-frame Sony E-Mount cameras weighs in at around a pound and covers full-frame sensors with a fast f/1.2 maximum aperture for shallow depth of field. It features geared focus and aperture rings, a clickless iris that allows smooth aperture pulls, and a 13-bladed iris for a rounded aperture and pleasing bokeh.

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SLR Magic Cine II 50mm f/1.1 Lens for Sony E-MountSLR Magic Cine II 50mm f/1.1 Lens for Sony E-Mount | Price: $299
Second-generation Cine prime offers improved image capture and features seven lens elements in five groups. Weighing just under a pound, the Cine II 50mm features a fast f/1.1 maximum aperture for producing a shallow depth of field. Cine-style features include geared focus and aperture rings, a clickless iris that enables smooth aperture pulls, and a 13-blade Iris for a rounded aperture and pleasing bokeh.

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SLR Magic Cine 75mm f/1.4 FE Lens for Sony E-MountSLR Magic Cine 75mm f/1.4 FE Lens for Sony E-Mount | Price: $299
Supports manual focus cine-style shooting on full-frame Sony E-Mount cameras with a fast f/1.4 maximum aperture for shallow depth of field. It features geared focus and aperture rings, a clickless iris that allows smooth aperture pulls, and a 13 bladed Iris for a rounded aperture and pleasing Bokeh.

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671 thoughts on “Ultimate Guide to Fullframe E-Mount FE Lenses for Sony a1, a7 & a9 Series Cameras”

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  2. Brian using A7r & Zeiss Loxia 50mm F:2, Auto mode using ISO Auto, A,P,S, iso 100. HDR #3 Continous mode. tiffen Cir-Pol also, rubber 55mm shade. Need to maintain 1/160th shutter speed or 14.4x blow up looks fuzzier! What if anything am I doing wrong? Regards, Don

  3. Hi,

    I’m looking to buy the Rokinon FE14M-E 14mm F2.8 on Amazon and I’ve seen that there are Sony Alpha and Sony e-Mount in the mount options, which one is the correct for a Sony A7?

  4. hello
    is there any way to make sony fe 70 200 f4 , longer with some quility tele extender, im searching, but i cant find nobody that tried to put in front something

    thank you, robert

  5. Hi Brian,

    First of all very nice post. Keep it up mate!
    Same question, I got the A7s and looking into these lens (Samyang 50mm T1.5 Cine Lens for Sony E-Mount)
    when you say E-Mount for Sony is that mean if we get these lens
    there’s no need for a meta bones adapter? It will fit in the A7s without the need of the adapter? Just checking before I place my order.

      1. François DesRochers

        Would the Samyang retain the capacities of a native Sony lense in autofocus ? (lock-on autofocus, eye-focus, DMF…)

  6. Want to buy sony fullframe mirrorless cam.
    For wildlife photography..
    So whi one cam should I buy
    Sony a7r, sony a7s, a7, or a7mark ii

    1. Any of those cameras will do a good job though since wildlife photography often involves long telephoto lenses, you might prefer the a7II for it’s 5-Axis Image Stabilization.

  7. Hello Brian
    I want to buy a proper adapter, so my Sony A7s and Canon EF 70-200 f/4 L IS USM will work together. Can u give me some advice? Im also interested how does the adapter effect the sensor efficiency? If i shoot with an adapter, will i still be able to use the whole 35 mm sensor or it will only allow me to work with limited area.
    And by the way thank u for all ur advice.

    1. Brian is 100% correct about the Metabones Smart Adapter IV, but DO NOT buy if you intend on using AF. It can take anywhere from 1-4 seconds to confirm the foucs point, even when not changing the focal point, distance, or aperture. Also, the accuracy of the AF is severely limited by the adapter.

  8. A word of warning about the Metabones Smart Adapter IV: although it does a great job generally with Canon EF lenses, be aware that its auto-focus performance is very slow. Metabones, themselves, acknowledge this in their own literature, quote: “Autofocus speed is very slow and inadequate for most moving subjects. The autofocus speed is unfit for professional use for sure, and it would disappoint most enthusiasts.”

    I use one with an A7R for insect macro-photography, where manual focussing is preferred.

    http://www.metabones.com/products/details/MB-EF-E-BM4

    1. Yes I mentioned that in my Guide to Sony Lens Mount Adapters: “There are now several options that provide AF & AE with Canon EF and EF-S lenses. None are what I’d call “fast” AF so I wouldn’t suggest any of them to shoot sports – but they work fine for portraits and landscapes. They work in AF mode with all Canon SSM lenses made since 2006, but non-SSM lenses, like the original 85/1.2 and 50/1.0, operate with manual focus only.”

  9. Hi! A small tip regarding the SONY E 10-18mm f/4 OSS. If you remove the black baffle part from the back of the lens, you notice that the lens will cover 13-18mm focal lengths while offering the FF-image circle. Normally the baffle will give severe vignetting at 16-18mm, but after the baffle is removed the 18mm will be actually the most vignette-free focal length.

    There are only three screws lenses holding the baffle, so it’s very easy to remove and put back again.

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  11. I’m looking towards the new Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS to use on an A7 ii. I am looking for the very best zoom in this approximate range for still photos. This lens seems intended for cine work, which I never ever do. Is there any reason it won’t be excellent for still work? Thanks!

  12. Awesome and thorough article Brian! I just bought the A6000 and was wondering if you could recommend a lens for action shots? (Dog photography but shooting outdoors while they are in motion – not so much studio/stills.)

      1. Do you find that the a6000 is a solid choice for action photography? I was originally going to go with the A7II but I went with the 6000 for the 11fps and the reviews that Jason Lanier and Gary Fong had given on its quality. Interested in your perspective on this.

        1. I love the a7II for portraits, landscapes and many other uses – but I have to give the a6000 the nod in terms of action photography it has a more advanced predictive AF system. The a6000’s smaller APS sensor is also a bit more forgiving in terms of depth of field and the criop sensor essentially acts as a 1.5 teleconverter compared to a7 fullframe bodies. While I don’t like this for portraits – it’s a big plus for sports action.

  13. Has anyone tried the Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 with a A7ii (or other A7 model)? Although you give up full frame, it seems like it could be a good companion given the 24-105 effective range, image quality and size.

  14. Brian, thanks for the quick reply. Why would the FE 10-18mm be deemed a decent match yet this lens is not recommended? Is there something unique to the design of the 10-18mm? I don’t mind losing the pixels going from full frame to APS as long as the image quality is excellent.

  15. Yes, the Sony FE 16-35mm is a great lens which I’m considering purchasing. I have currently have the FE 35mm 2.8 Zeiss which I love and a Canon 50mm 1.4 rangefinder lens which takes great shots. I looking for a good intermediate zoom and thought the 24-105mm effective length would be a good option if the lens would perform well on the A7ii. As mentioned I don’t really have a need to blow up my shots to poster size so I don’t mind the APS crop. My other choices are the FE 24-70 Zeiss, which get’s only fair reviews or the new FE 24-240 which might be nice but it could be hard to make a 10x zoom really have great optics.

  16. Hi Brian, thanks for this great guide. I’m buying the A7s for the main purpose of video recording due to it’s low light strength. I have not settled on the best lens to buy for filming yet. I will primarily records indoor in the evenings/ nitgts… Any recommendations are much appreciated:)

  17. My A7II is en route from B&H and I have the 35/2.8 to go with it. Also will get the adapter to mount my 80mm/2.8 from my Hasselblad. What I’m seeking as well are older manual lenses from OM, Contax, etc. for adaptation. What are the best of the oldies to fit the A7II and what is the proper adapter? Many thanks.

  18. Hello Brian, awesome guide! I am looking to buy the sony a7ii soon. I’ am going to use the camera to shoot architecture buildings, landscape, kite surf and snowboard photographs and videos. I would like to hear your opinion about the kit lens (FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens) available with the sony a7ii. Also please suggest to me one (or two) lens that is more suitable for the photography/video I intend to use my camera. Thanks in advance.

  19. Hi, I have just purchased sony a7s How to open the raw files? I would like to open them in Photoshop 5s or 6. Please let me know.

  20. Hello Brian,

    I have your A7 book, which I like very much, and am glad to see there is an updated discussion of the latest lenses. I have the A7r and Sony FE 55/1.8 lens (which is amazing) but need a landscape lens to shoot gardens and architecture, with some night shooting. In general, I won’t be shooting really huge sweeping mountain scenes, but I need some flexibility. I thought I would get the Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens next, but now I see the new wide angle lenses that are coming soon. Which would you recommend? Would anything be as awesome as my 55?

    Thank you for the advice,

  21. Hi Brian,

    Have you had any first hand experience of the Sony 90mm and Rokinon 100mm macro lenses?

    Cheers Matthew

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  23. Hi Brian
    My question is..

    What about no FF lenses on the new A7rII? with a 1,5 factor still worth it? I mean, use a non FF lens on that camera, the result will be poor? like Zeiss Touit 12 mm f:/2,8 becomes a 18 mm or vario Tessar 16-70mm f:4 = 24-105mm

    Thanks

  24. Brian, thanks for this great summary. I have shot during extensive traveling for my own enjoyment for many years, and with some great successes, but always with a smaller camera (Canon S-100 these days) on the theory that the camera that is with you takes better pictures than the one that isn’t. I’m finally taking the plunge to get a big boy camera and getting the A7rii to try to take my shooting to the next level. I am rationalizing getting this beast because I work in TV and may be able to use it for video as well, but that’s not the initial aim.

    My question is: I own NO lenses so I’m starting from scratch. If I were to start with TWO lenses, what would be your suggestion. TRAVEL is a big use for what I’m getting, as is set photography, but part of the reason for getting this camera is to try to up my game so I’m considering a zoom and a prime.

    I was thinking of starting with either the 24-240 or the 24-70 with either the 55mm prime or the 35mm prime. But I’m reticent to get that beast rather than the superior 70-200. I suppose I could get 24-70 & 70-200 to cover the range and no prime…I know there are tons of questions you could ask to give more refined advice, but that could take years and cost millions of lives, and I’m sure you have better things to do!

    Sorry to be long-winded, just wanted to know if you had a starting suggestion based on what I’ve told you.

    Thanks!

      1. Thanks, Brian. Sound advice… and jibes with a friend who told me to start with the 24-70 and use if for a while to see what I need most to complement it, speed or range… even thought video is not my priority at the start. That lens IS lighter, which doesn’t hurt. Of course, there’s always the 16-35… go the other direction.

        I’ve never used primes, but became enamored with that idea due to all the raves about the 55, but I suppose that can wait.

        Now off to buy your book.

  25. Great guide! Is the venus 60mm f2.8 macro and the laowa 15mm f4 macro going to be included in your ultimate lens guide too?

  26. Hi, Love the information you provide! Im starting from scratch and looking to purchase the a7s. i have a budget of about 3500. My main purpose will be to shoot short music video promos and press kits (sometimes with interviews) commercially and also be able to get some stills of some of the clothes my wife makes for her website while I have it. What lens or lenses should I start off with to get up and running and be able to do what I need to do with competitive quality within budget? Obviously , the camera will eat most of it.

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  28. HI Brian,

    Great articles on FE lenses on A series mirrorless camera. I seek your advice on followings :-

    When I used my apsc 16-50mm on the a7ii, the photos is on 10mp with the APSC sensor ON. When the APSC Sensor is OFF, it has 24mp but the photo is not square it is circular like a beercan.

    IS THIS NORMAL OR I have done some wrong settings.?

    Pse advise. thanks

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  30. Jason Anderson

    Greetings Brian,

    Great article. I just purchased the A7II. I am military so looking for affordable options for lenses for my new camera. We are looking for something to complement the 24-70 that came with our camera. Thinking maybe 70-300 or so. We noticed you can find adapters to allow the use of Sigma and Tamron lenses made for Nikon.

    What is your thoughts regarding these products?

    Thanks in advsnce

    Jason

    1. Hello Jason,

      First off, thank you for your service. While there are hints that an AF adapter “might” finally be in the works for Nikon lenses – there is nothing concrete and so it’s way to soon what lenses might work with one. So if AF is important, a much better choice is the Sony A-mount version of those lenses. The Sony LA-EA4 is the fastest AF adapter for a7II.

      1. Jason Anderson

        Brian,

        Thanks so much for the fast response. I hope it comes soon. Would love to be able to maximize the potential of this camera.

  31. Hi Brian,

    Great informative article about Sony a7r…I am a nikon d600 owner doing zoo photography..I am seriously considering converting to a sony a7r…I understand that my nikon lenses 24-70, 70- 200 & 70 300 will not be on auto focus and will have to buy new sony lenses……Any guidance you provide will be of some great assistance

  32. Thanks Brian…..Would Nikon auto focus work on a Sony a7r using an adaptor….. Thanks.

  33. Brian, great article and book. What wide-angle zoom lens would you recommend for a7? I travel to San Francisco a lot and love taking pics of the Golden Gate bridge.

  34. Brian
    I have a Sony A7Rll on order and have ordered the Sony 35MM 1.4. and will be ordering the Zeiss Batis 85MM. I am starting with these lenses. Most of my photography is portrait and landscape, and I want to do more street photography. What would your next lense suggestions be

  35. Many thanks for all the excellent info and insight — it’s much appreciated. I think there may be some Lensbaby offerings (e.g. Velvet 56) and that you may wish to include in your list of fe of glass.

    Also, I’m curious — how do you feel about the trade-off between quality and convenience in terms of the fe 35mm 1.4 and 2.8 lenses? Do you think a big lens has a significant negative impact on street, journalistic or portrait work? I love to work in low light and to play with shallow DOF. I might be willing to deal with the hassle of size/weight, but I’d hate to give up chances to shoot because potential subjects are “turned off” by my kit. I’m not necessarily concerned about “secretly” taking shots, but rather the risk of making people feel weird, thereby cutting off opportunities. I’d love to learn your perspective on this point.

      1. Much obliged, Sir — I appreciate it. May i clarify if that choice is based on the issue of provoking unwanted reactions in people, or other considerations?

  36. As many others I miss a 300 og 400 mm lense for Sony a6000 or the new Sony a7Rm2. Are there any possibility to find a Canon lense with adapter with fast autofocus for other a6000 or the coming a7Rm2?

    1. You’ll only get fast Canon AF with a7RII – not a6000. I’ll definitely be testing that when the camera ships. Don’t overlook Sony A-mount options either. Great glass!!!

  37. Hi Brain, just bought the Sony A7 and with that the FE 16-35mm now looking a good lens with good Zoom. I been given some advise in getting the 24-240mm, what other full frame E mount lens would you suggest?

  38. brian,
    good advice all and thanks! my wife and i just returned from spain/portugal shooting a rx100m3 and a A7ii with sony zeiss16-24 and 24-70, sometimes dueling on landscapes and in castles. wow. it was great. the dx100m2 held its own pretty much. so now looking at the batis 85, next on my list like you! lol!

    but with such high resolution digital zoom is so awkward on the a7ii and so easy on the rx100m3! with the A7rii even more digital headroom, so what is the answer? sony could so easily put the A7rii sensor in a rx100m5 and boom no need for 200 – 300mm teles, at least for some of us! any thoughts?

    1. Those two cameras are a great combination – but putting a fullframe sensor into an RX100 Cyber-shot would require a bigger body. While that’s not impossible, it might be more likely in the form of an RX1 update. You should have a look at RX10 Mark II since it sports the equivalent of a 24-200mm F2.8 lens.

      1. brian, just ordered the Batis 85 and await bokah prime hapyness in big amounts!
        lol! but would be glad to hear your thoughts on integrating digital zoom per the A7ii and as soon as it is off back order, the A7rii. digital zoom is available through menue picks and one time setting as you know now. and i fall in love with it every time it pops up in manual focus, same experience as those fold outs when i was 15! so shouldn’t it be on, say for instance … Sony’s firmware roadmap for demountable lens cameras with the best primes?? i’d pay for that app! red

  39. Thank You for your answer! Glasses from Sony are ok, I have bought the 70-400 mm a-lense, but it is heavy and thick an “clumsy”. I wonder why it is impossible to produce new lenses like my 70-300mm Minolta Bearcam with updated fastware to sony a or sony e in 2015? Has Sony a good answer to that question?

  40. Hello Brian!
    first of all, thanks for all the information, very useful!

    I’m Matias from Argentina, and I’m heading today to NY to buy a A7ii during this week (at B&H); so for me it’s a long trip and big investment, considering currencies.

    I do mainly video (documentary, on the road, alone), and will definitely use Slog2 (I don’t like video image, but cinema texture); I know A7S is a better option because of its high ISO, but it’s out of my budget and I want to benefit from the 5-axis stab so I can use some very old M Leica lenses I have (Summilux 50mm 1.4, 35mm 4.0, 135mm 4.0); I really hope they work properly with the Metabone adaptor (but I’m considering the Voigtlander VM-E you mentioned on one of your articles).
    I’ll use it for still photography as well, but it’s secondary.

    Is it the video quality from A7S way much better (without considering the ISO advantage, just the video resolution, final image) than the A7ii?
    If I’m not wrong there’s a moire issue on the last one as well.

    Finally, about the lenses:
    I can’t relay totally on those Leica lenses as a recent but professional filmmaker; so I’ll have a second (modern) lens’ combination. Unfortunately I’ll need to start with the kit lens 28-70mm (not fast) and go for the Sony FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G OSS Lens if it’s not to big/heavy (is there a big image difference between this two?), or sell the kit lens and go for the Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens (I’m afraid this all-in-one can be not good in most of the things it does), or finally just go for the Rokinon Cine T1.5 kit (24mm, 35mm, and 85mm Prime Lenses) but maybe they’re too big/heavy to travel with them.
    Any advices?

    Besides my Leica lenses, I’ve got the Canon EOS EF-S kit lens 18-200mm 3.5/5.6 but I guess it won’t work on a full frame camera.

    Sorry about the long message, but I tried to be the most precise as possible so you don’t have to try to guess my situation!

    The main restriction is my budget, but I’ll save some to get your book once I have the camera! no doubts. Thanks!

    1. Let me try to answer all your questions.

      First off when are you traveling to New York? The first a7RII cameras arrive Aug 5th but it’s very likely that BH’s entire shipment will go to pre-orders. You could also check with Unique Photo in New Jersey, I’m doing a a7RII Launch Event for them 8/5 so they may still have cameras.

      Both a7S and a7RII are deigned for excellent video quality. Sony a7S offers native 4K, a7RII offers down-sampled 4K from both the full width of the senor as well as Super35. To me I’d lean toward the later, but that’s just me…

      Since you are an independent filmmaker, I’d think the 5-Axis image stabilization on a7RII would be a huge plus!

      Either Metabones or Voigtlander VM-E Close Focus Adapters are excellent choices with Leica M lenses. The obvious difference is that the VME will allow added close focus capabilities which may come in handy with your Leica 50mm.

      As for the native kit you mentioned, the kit lens + Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS is an excellent choice.

      1. Hello Brian!!

        thanks for you reply!

        I went yesterday to BH store and saw that the A7Rii is coming out, unfortunately its out of my budget; so my doubt it’s between the A7ii and the A7S.

        After some research at the store I probably will go for the A7ii, together with the Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens (for all situations, until I have the chance to invest on better lenses). The sensor stabilization lots very attracting for traveling documentation.
        I hope this lens can make at least the job of my Canon 18-200mm 3.5/5.6 I used previously at my cropped 60D, and see if I still need a faster prime lens in case of bad performance on low light situations, something comparable to my previous Canon 50mm 1.8 (that is fine quality and cheaper than a Sony similar one). Do you think it’s a reasonable option?

        My biggest issue actually is the moiré problems with the A7ii (and how this can be fixed with Slog2 and post-production), as well as the video quality between both cameras, when filming with XAVC S format at a good light situation. Is there a big gap between them?

        Thank you for helping me with my doubts, these will be the last ones!

  41. Hello Sir,

    Due to the size, weight and flexibility, I want to go mirrorless but the only issue is there is no FE mount telephoto lens other than 70-200. I love the range 150-500mm for wildlife and sports. I could use A mount lenses with adoptors but I will lose AF speed. So I am sticking with my Nikon gears until sony releases a good telephoto lens for FE mount. Rgds Bobby

  42. Hi Brian. Thanks for all your reviews – very helpful! I come from a Pro Nikon background, now switching to the Sony A7 lineup. This week I rented the new Sony 90mm F2.8 G for the Sony A7ii to test out at a wedding. Getting it a few days early, gave me the opportunity to test out on the farm. I have to say – I’m finding the same hunt and peck as I did with the Nikkor 105 f2.8 VR Macro – is this just normal behaviour of a Macro lens? I was hoping for a little better performance from the Sony With that said – I found the hunt and peck frustrating so I switched to manual focusing with peaking and had much better experience but that got me thinking… Rokinon/Samyang has the “new” 100mm f2.8 for Sony E – if I’m manual focusing the Sony 90 – why not the Samyang? What is your experience and thoughts on the Samyang 100mm 2.8 Macro for Sony E? Honestly – its a Macro lens – so detail shots, still portraits, etc are my only purpose for this lens.

    1. Macro lenses must rack approximately double the focus extension to achieve 1:1 vs the close focus distance of other lenses, so what you’re noticing is a bi-product of the focus mechanism having to travel much longer than on a non-macro lens. The FE 90 macro does have a very handy focus limiter that allows you to limit focus range either from infinity to 0.5 meters or from 0.5 to 0.28 meters.

  43. Brian,

    Thanks in advance for all the fast responses.

    A little background. When I first got my A7 ii I purchased the E-mount 30mm macro lens. I know this was not an FE lens so the camera automatically cropped it to remove any vignetting.

    Getting such amazing pictures I thought the Sony 90mm FE macro would be just amazing. I am using manual focus on a tripod. I have switch between auto and aperture to get more depth of field. Here is where my problem is. Any time I touch the camera or tripod to adjust the focus or settings the image in the view finder or on the LCD shakes so much I can not truly adjust the focus.

    Can you tell me if there is anything I can do about this and is it normal. It is truly affecting my ability to get great macro shots.

    Thanks Again.

    1. I think I know what your problem may be. When you put your camera on a tripod, you should turn off the steady shot option. I read this in a few forums. On a tripod the steady shot may cause the sensor to shake. They advise turning it off when on a tripod. There is really no need to use it on a tripod anyways.

  44. Yes it is very sturdy. It is the sony tripod with the handle that can operate the camera or a camcorder.

  45. Brian on think I have noticed when changing lenses is that the sensor shakes inside the body. I thought it was just part of the image stabilization. Is this normal?

  46. Sorry the camera is off. But I can see with any shake the sensor move when the lens is off. Again I am thinking this is part of the 5 axis image stabilization.

  47. Hi! I recently purchased the a7rii and a Sony e mount 30mm F3.5 macro lense – which I tested out the combination in the store and loved. I swear I was told that I didn’t need a converter for e mount lenses, but maybe I misheard? I cannot get this lense to shoot in a non cropped way – am I missing a converter? Or a really obvious setting? New to Sony and am eager to start learning! Thanks in advance!

  48. Hi Brian! Thanks so much. Suggestion of a better macro lense? I really appreciate your reply and will definitely start reading up on all your reviews. Thank you!

  49. Great overview, thank you so much!

    I have one question, do you know if Vario-Tessar E 16-70mm or FE 24-70mm zooms are parfocal?

  50. Do FE lenses perform as well as E mount lenses on the A6000 and why would you now buy E-mount with FE mounts now covering most options ? Probably also a good choice for those of us who may consider buying A7’s for their full frame in the future.I am looking at getting the Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS as an allrounder travel lens for my Sony A6000. Changing primes on a recent trip to Europe proved cumbersome and time consuming especially on busy London streets during their (August) peak holiday season.

  51. Great information, Brian! I just purchased the A7S because my focus is on video. I will primarily be recording informational videos, interviews/testimonials, and videos of me speaking. For my first lens I intend to buy the 55 f/1.8. If you had to choose just one, do you think this will suffice?

    Also, is your book primarily on photographs, or does it include instruction on video as well?

    Thanks, Brian!

      1. Thanks for the quick response, Brian. I will pick that up.

        With my A7s I will be recording informational videos, interviews/testimonials, and videos of me speaking. For a lens, I want something travel size, great bokeh; do you think the 55 f/1.8 is my best bet?

  52. Hi Brian,

    I am looking for the best E mount lenses for the Sony Alpha 7R II for reproduction of flat art in the studio: perfect geometry/lowest distortion, maximum sharpness and highest color accuracy are required.

    Besides that I am looking for one or two good (zoom)lenses for light travel.

    Any preferences and suggestions?

    Thanks, Stefan

      1. Thank you Brian! In addition which 35 mm lens would be best for the flat art copy work specially regarding perfect geometry?

        Stefan

  53. Wow, this is a super-useful blog posting, thank you so much. Can I ask for advice? I have a Sony Alpha a6000. Nice camera, but I’m finding it hard to get the lens I need. My wife has a style blog, and I want to take full-length pictures of her that show off the clothes well. Outside is no problem; a Sony 50mm prime lens gives me beautiful pictures with lovely bokeh. Indoors is much harder. I want to get full-body shots with nice bokeh of the wall behind her, but we live in a condo and have relatively little room to work with. I’ve been trying a Sony 35mm f/1.8 lens, but I haven’t been impressed with the picture quality. Compared to the 50mm prime, the pictures are rather flat and dull, with much less sense of depth or vividness. Someone suggested I try the 24mm Rokinon f/1.4, and I’ve ordered that as a rental to try it out. Do you have any other suggestions? Another idea is a 24-70 zoom lens, but the Zeiss 24-70 f/2.8 is crazy expensive — like $2,000 — and I’d also need a $300 adapter to fit it to my E-mount. Do you have any suggestions?

  54. Hello Brian Sir! How are you doing? Sir, I have got a commercial wedding shoot ahead. Marriages in India are often at night. I have already decided to buy SONY’S 42 mp A7R II. I am really confused about the lenses I should own. . Please recommend 2-3 nice FE lenses appropriate for low light/portrait/wedding/candid/landscape photography.
    Sir, some photographers are scaring me by saying that some of sony fe lenses(specially lenses I can afford) are not able to resolve detail for a7r ii sensor. Please throw some light over that and recommend lenses that can resolve detail for this higher resolution sensor.

    1. Greeting Saun! Sony a7RII is an excellent camera. Unlike other camera brands initially designed for film, all Sony FE lenses were designed for 50+ mp resolution. There are a lot of ways you could go, but for my money, I’d go with Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2, Sony FE 55mm F1.8 ZA and Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS.

      You could swap out the Zeiss Batis 85mm f/1.8 or Sony FE 90 F2.8 Macro G OSS in place of the FE 70-200 if you feel you need the speed – but the a7RII handles low light so well that F4 is no longer slow…

  55. Hello – Just bought the alpha 7 Rll and have the zeiss 35 and 55 but need some longer lens…also have the reduction for A mount….something 80- 150 would be nice…I am not a fan of zooms but maybe…? The zeiss 24-70? Thank you
    David

  56. Thank you and I’ve just looked at the G 90 and that looks interesting for portraits etc…

  57. Hey Brian, very helpful guide here! One question I had that I couldn’t find the answer to: Will A-Mount primes such as the 35mm or 50m f/1.8 DT SAM transfer meta and auto-focus with an A7II using LAEA3 adapter?

  58. Thank you for a very informative post!
    I have used the Nikon D300 with the Sigma 105macro for some years, but am now considering buying a Sony mirrorless. I mostly shoot flower macros and closeups. I want shallow dof and a good macro lens. If possible, I would stay with the APS-C sensor, but am open to full frame.
    Which camera body and which lenses would you recommend?

  59. Thank you for responding. There is very little information about using mirrorless for natural light macro. I’m going to rent one of these for a test run.

  60. Hello, I love your photography and lens overviews! I was just wondering as an owner of the Sony a6000 I have been thinking about what lenses are good for both FE and APS-C sized sensors. I have been considering the 55mm Zeiss for it’s great image quality. However, I have heard that it is a bit too specialized to be of any use outside of portraits and street photography which I don’t shoot often. Would it be any good for my a6000 at the moment and a full frame body in the future? (I plan to upgrade).

    Also is the 90mm FE Macro any good on an APS-C camera (I know it’s not meant for APS-C but I would like to save as much money as possible when I upgrade.

    Sorry for the long comment

    Any advice that you can offer would be very much appreciated.

  61. Hello Brian

    Is zeiss 16-35 a good choice for architecture and interior photography for A7? Do you offer any other one? what kind of flash best performes for interior photography.

    Thanks a lot.
    Best Regards

      1. Thank you for the
        fast reply. Can i ask how doest it compare to Zeiss Touit 32mm f/1.8 Lens (Sony E-Mount) lense?

  62. Hi Brian, thank you for sharing your knowledge with the rest of us. I have just purchased A7S ii and now shopping for a lense. As A7S ii has sensor-based image stabilization, would lense based stabilization help? Is it even needed? Thank you again for a great informative site.

    1. It’s not necessary, but if it’s a native E-mount lens, it doesn’t hurt as in-lens OSS is designed to work with 5-axis image stabilization. For third party lenses I recommend turning in-lens IS or VC off.

  63. Hi Brian. I salute you for your work and expertise shared! I just bought an A7Rii and 55mmf1.8 after returning my 24-70f4 as I find f4 a bit tough with low light (not wanting to use flash). I do a little landscape and portraiture (weddings/birthdays) but not often in a situation to use much long lens for safari/zoo or sports (in the field). Choosing three lens, to invest over time, or at a push four: is this combo a bit overkill or redundant – Batis 25mm, Batis 85mm, Loxia 30? Am really impressed by Loxia 21mm and 50mm though. I can get some good discounts with ZEISS, hence not really disregarding Sony/ZEISS lens at all. Thank you

    1. All good lenses. It’s really boils down to whether you prefer manual focus in which case Loxia is great choice – otherwise I’d suggest Batis or Sony Zeiss lenses.

  64. Hi Brian. I own an A7M2 with a 55 1.8 and the 28f2. I’d really like to get the 16-35 f4 for wider angles, but its not fast enough for my needs. What other lens would you suggest? Is 25f2 really a worthy upgrade to my 28 keeping in view the steep price differential? Other options to consider?

  65. Kristal Namboodiri

    Hi Dear Brian,
    Highly appreciate your efforts! Really great Knowledge!!
    Could you kindly help me with your suggestion – which lens would you recommend For Sony A7Rii – Sony FE 28 F2.0 or Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC E-Mount Lens?
    I am a Nature / Wildlife photographer, although I Chair the board of an International Conglomerate (Based out of Bangalore, India)
    Kristal Namboodiri

  66. Hi Brian,

    Thanks for all your useful advice. I currently am using Minolta AF lenses (20mm f/2.8, 24mm f/2.8) and take mostly landscapes, but also like general street and churches etc. I just acquired a Sony A7RII to replace my A7. Do you think I would gain much over the Minoltas if I bought a more expensive prime? The three I have been considering are 25mm Batis, 21mm Loxia f/2.8 or Voigtlander 21mm Ultron f/1.8. If you think there is much to be gained for the extra money, which would you recommend?

    Thanks,

    Clive

  67. Thanks for your quick response. Have you used the Minolta lenses? Is the difference between them and the Zeiss worth the extra dollars? my Minoltas are quite good, but I have no means of comparing them to the newer lenses, as no-one tests these old lenses any more.

    1. Minolta glass was good for it’s time and some legacy glass can be quite good – film was very forgiving and the best Zeiss and Sony G glass are exceptional.

  68. Dear Brian, Thank you very much for the clarity.
    Request for few more seconds. With A7Rii, I am currently using Tamaron 24-70 (F2.8 – really heavy – any cost effective alternative / full frame?), Sony FE 4/70-200 G OSS, Sigma f4/150 -500. Since, I go for lot of Landscape, etc. which is the Full Frame Prime Lense you would suggest, Please.
    Thankfully and Prayerfully,
    Namboodiri

  69. Hi Brian. You have a great website and the information you provide is really helpful. I need some advice about choosing some lenses and a new body. I own a Sony a6000 with a 50mm portrait lens and recently purchased a 24-70 Zeiss FE lens (i am planning to purchase full frame a7 body in the near future so i purchased this lens) I am now using it on my a6000 and its really good. I want to invest in a wide lens to use on my a6000 and the other full frame camera that i will but. So depending on your reviews the best choice is 10-18. Do you recommend other wide lenses that i use on both cameras? And one last question Which a7 would be the best upgrade from a6000? I want to keep using the a6000 so what i look for is the things that a6000 can not do. The newest a7rii’s seem to be a bit expensive than other a7’s do you think it would be better to buy the latest release?

      1. Thanks for the quick answer Brian. What about the step up from the a6000? As i mentioned i want to use a6000 along with the new a7 i will purchase. So i am looking for the capabilities that a6000 can not do. That way i can use both of them in different situations.

  70. Hi Brian, I am waiting on an a7 to arrive. I interested in night photography and was wondering what lenses you recommend for things like light painting, steel wool and stars. Thanks!

      1. Thank you! Your thoughts on the Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens for stuff like this and shooting the family/kids?

  71. Brian

    First I hope you are having a great holiday season and all the best for you and family in 2016. I have the following question: I shoot a lot under low lights conditions (classical music concerts) I use primarily a Sony 70-200 2.8 A-Mount with LA-EA4 adapter, I have no complaint with this configuration except the Adapter make it heavy and bulky. My other three lenses are E-Mount I sold all my A-Mount equipment. Now the only thing that justify the adapter is my concert lens and looking to change it for the E-mount option but I am concerned of the 1 Stop less that I will have, well actually a little less because I understand I lost 1/3 of a stop with the adapter. Do you think the f4 emount will do a similar job? is there any comments with your experience? or should I wait for new new 2016 lineup? Thanks so much for your kindness and super Sony community support. Cheers and again Happy Holidays

    1. It’s certainly possible that we’ll see faster FE zooms in 2016, but bear in mind the weight and bulk of a 70-200 2.8 is mostly from the lens – not the adapter. The FE 70-200 F4 only 1/2 stop slower than the 70-200 F2.8 + LA-EA4…

  72. How about someone making a really useful good quality full frame E-mount travel lens, say 18 to100.
    .

  73. I would love to see a travel lens within the 18-100 range The closest available looks like the FE 24-240.

  74. Hello Brian
    I’m DoP looking the A7rii as a 2nd camera for a tv show I’m working on. I read that when shooting in the S-Log mode the minimum selectable/recommended ISO is 3200. Do you know if his is true? If so it would mean a whole load of ND when shooting outdoors. Bearing in mind I’m tied to 1/50th shutter.
    (UK production)
    Thanks
    Sam

    1. I believe that is still the case with S-log 2. Sony a7SII introduced S-log 3 which has a minimum ISO of 1600 but I don’t believe it’s available on a7RII.

      So yes, when shooting video outdoors in bright light with either profile you’d definitely want to use ND.

      There are other flat picture profiles to choose from that might be a better choice in full sun.

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  76. Hi, Brian. I am a new and proud owner of the Sony a7s. I’ve read through your posts on various lenses and adapters. I shoot mainly video but also have an interest in photography. Where is the best place to shop for an affordable lens? Are most of the lenses going to cost me $1,000 at least?
    I have my sights set on the Sony FE 35mm or 50mm but they are pretty pricey. Do you recommend going the adapter route to get a cheaper, nice lens or just purchasing a lens that fits right onto the camera without a mount (though pricier)?
    Looking forward to your response. Thanks!

  77. Hi,
    I m ordering my A7ii with my first lens. I do still life and i would like to have as first lens also one that is ok for video and stiills like portraits. What would you suggest to start with?

  78. Michael Fairbanks

    Great reviews and samples: thank you.

    So, are the Sony A7s and A7sII the only silent full frame cameras? I’m working on low budget films and shows using Canon’s system (6D body, several lenses), but I’m currently limited by shutter sound. I only take photos on rehearsal takes or between takes. This narrows photo opportunities significantly.

    So, to the potential solutions: sound blimp that fits the 6D and other Canon full frames (if the blimp is truly silent) or switch to a system that is 100% quiet.

    The Sony A7s and II seem to be the only full frame options at this time.

    Any advice?

    Thank you.

  79. Brian, great information. Could you advise me as there are still lots of conflicting posts on the net – I am currently a Canon shooter, with an EF 100-400 Mk2, Ef 70-200 IS f4, EF85 1.2 Mk2. I mainly shoot stills, portraits, landscapes and some wildlife (which can move reasonably fast), but occasionally would like to be able to shoot 4K video. Which, if any, adapter will allow me to use the 100-400 reliably at all focal lengths, and will I be able to have continuous autofocus video on the lenses I’ve mentioned. Obviously if the autofocus is slow or erratic, maybe I should think again about getting a A7R2? My current Canon bodies which I would use for reference are EOS-6Ds.

  80. I’m planning to get an a6300 in march. What do you recommend for a First lens, 2nd and 3rd?. Im going crazy after looking at this page, its awesome. Im a new guy doing mostly doing videography for weddings, corporate work, occasional photo shoots and I have a small family. Im on a budget so i only can buy 1 thing at a time. Thanks!!